Now that Major League Baseball managers are allowed to challenge plays and send them to the booth for reviews, Braves' manager Fredi Gonzalez do so in the 7th inning of the ball game. The challenge was to distinguish whether the Brewers' runner Ryan Braun, who was suspended for performance enhancing drug (PED) use during the second half of last season, was out at first base. Shockingly the review only took 58 seconds and made the ruling after the umpires saw that the runner was indeed out at first and Gonzalez won the challenge.
It will down as the first ever call on the field officially overturned in the booth during the new replay-era of baseball.
Even though Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton both combined for 0-8, they still showed positive signs especially with their at-bat stances. Uggla belted a fly-out early in the game to right field, which is extremely positive for the second baseman.
Starting pitcher Julio Teheran, who was recently re-signed by the Braves to a six-year deal, pitched well enough to win, but his teammates just couldn't score him enough runs.
It was possible that young Brewers' shortstop Jean Segura could miss Opening Day.
"It feels much better, but I don't know," Segura said. "Hopefully, it's going to be ready for Opening Day. Maybe, I don't know."
But nevertheless he was able to pull through the soreness that was bothering him.
The game was also played on a new field
"This was a little harsher winter than we had anticipated. We're hoping for a little better spring," said Michael Boettcher, the Brewers' director of grounds. "But regardless of what Mother Nature gave us here, we're going to have it ready for Opening Day."
Jason Heyward, RF (1/3, 1 BB, 1 K, .333)
B.J. Upton, CF (0/4, 2 K, .000)
Freddie Freeman, 1B (0/4, 1 K, .000)
Chris Johnson, 3B (1/4, 1 K, .250)
Justin Upton, LF (1/3, 1 BB, .333)
Dan Uggla, 2B (0/4, .000)
Evan Gattis, C (0/4, 2 K, .000)
Andrelton Simmons, SS (2/3, .667)
Julio Teheran, SP (0/1, .000)
*Jordan Schafer, PH (0/1, .000)
Julio Teheran, SP (6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 3.00)
Ian Thomas, RP (0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 HR, 0.00)
Gus Schlosser, RP (1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 HR, 0.00)