Yuck. The Braves trailed the whole way, tied it with two outs in the top of the ninth, and then lost (after retiring 24 in a row) on a two-out homer off of Moylan by Ryan Zimmerman.
Hudson got in first-inning trouble, and allowed two runs with two out, but then started sawing off bats and generally making the Nats look foolish. He only struck out three — two of them in the first — but the Nats couldn’t make solid contact. He needed only 78 pitches over seven innings, but still looked to be the loser. Chipper hit a solo homer in the fourth, but otherwise the Braves were shut down, with only three hits entering the ninth.
Teixeira hit a one-out shot that looked like it would tie the game, but it hit off the wall for a double. Bobby ran for him with Prado, which… well, I guess… who went to third on a Francoeur groundout. Jon Rauch (closing because of injury to Cordero) threw a ball to the backstop and Prado scored to tie the game.
Moylan looked great for four batters after Will Ohman retired Willie Harris (have to get the LOOGY in there) — the idiots in the booth were talking about how you couldn’t hit a homer off him — when he suddenly elevated a pitch and Zimmerman took it out.
That’s it for this ridiculous one-game series. Home opener with the Pirates tomorrow. We got Odalis Perez, Ray King, and Willie Harris today, maybe we’ll get Kali tomorrow.
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