I'm going to try out something new on Brew Crew Ball: A .gif recap. I won't be able to do one every game, but I will try to as often as possible. It might evolve into a .gifs of the week deal. We'll see where it goes, have some fun with it a bit.
I would like to request your help on this! If you see anything during the course of a game that you would like to see .gif'd, let me know. Leave it in the comments of the game thread, tweet @BrewCrewBall or @NoahJarosh, email me, send me a nicely worded telegram, whatever. If you think something should be .gif'd, get at me. This is especially important for those fun little moments, not key plays during the game. So when Carlos Gomez puts on an especially angry-face, you know what to do.
Speaking of Carlos Gomez, he picked up the Brewers first hit of the season while leading off the bottom of the first! Then was taken off the basepaths before Braves pitcher Julio Teheran ever got the ball back. Boy do I hope that play won't end up summing up the Brewers season.
With runners on first and second and one out, Lyle Overbay hit a liner right at Freddie Freeman. Freeman then threw to second, catching Aramis Ramirez off the bag for an inning-ending double play. Ron Roenicke came out to argue Ramirez was safe, but refrained from challenging the call. He would not end up using any challenges.
Jean Segura led off the bottom of the 4th with a walk, then moved to third on a Ryan Braun single. Braun promptly stole second, then both runners came in to score as Aramis Ramirez doubled to plate the only runs of the game.
Though the Brewers didn't bother to challenge the earlier call, the Braves did when Ryan Braun was called safe on a close throw to first base after Braun hit a dribbler to third. Atlanta won the challenge, the decision was reversed, and Braun headed back to the dugout called 'out'. Braun said after the game that he had a pretty good idea the Umps would overturn the original call.
Aramis Ramirez's day wasn't limited to just the RBI double. He also made a sterling diving grab in the 7th inning to prevent a double.
Braves' first baseman Freddie Freeman almost put the Braves on the board in the 8th inning with a deep fly ball that was foul by about three feet. Ryan Braun almost made a spectacular play to haul it in as he played his first game in right field.
Lyle Overbay didn't do much at the plate, going 0-3. But he did make a nice defensive play as Scooter Gennett's poor throw threatened to allow Freddie Freeman to reach base in the 8th.
Francisco Rodriguez came on to close the game out in the ninth, as Jim Henderson will take a break from saving games after a poor spring training. Rodriguez got Evan Gattis swinging to end the game.