What To Watch For
The Braves return this season with a majority of last year’s roster and will do their best to get a self-esteem boost from young pitcher Julio Teheran, who they have officially named as their opening day starter.
Teheran will be the Braves’ fourth different opening day starter in the last four years. Going 14-8 with a 3.20 ERA and a 3.78 K/BB ratio across 30 starts last season, he finished fifth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting. A strike out pitcher, Teheran averages 8.2 strike outs / nine innings pitched.
Starting Pitchers: Julio Teheran (ATL), Yovani Gallardo (MIL)
Opening Day Lineup (Projected)
1 – Jason Heyward – RF
2 – B.J. Upton – CF
3 – Freddie Freeman – 1B
4 – Chris Johnson – 3B
5 – Justin Upton – LF
6 – Dan Uggla – 2B
7 – Evan Gattis – C
8 – Andrelton Simmons – SS
9 – Julio Teheran – RHP
To say that last season was a disappointment for the Brewers would be a massive understatement. On top of finishing with a record of 74-88, they had to deal with all of that Ryan Braun, um, stuff.
Expect this season to be more successful for the Brewers, especially now that they have pitcher Matt Garza.
Pitcher Yovani Gallardo will start on opening day for the Brewers. Gallardo, who finished last season with a 12-10 record and a 4.18 ERA, is 4-1 against the Braves.
Thanks to the return of both Aramis Ramirez and Braun, the Brewers’ offense should come out firing.
What To Wear
Weather: Hi 59° / Lo 40° (via Accuweather)
Date/Time: Monday, March 31 at 2:10pm EST
Lucky you, Braves fans – your opening day game will be prime sweatshirt weather.
Match this navy blue hoodie with a white ballcap and skinny denim for an effortless-yet-attractive game day outfit.
If you’re planning on celebrating the return of baseball after the game, bring a red (or team) scarf. You’ll need it as much as you need those mini bottles of vodka zipped up in your purse’s side pocket.