A solo homer by Rickie Weeks in the third inning has been the only offense between the two teams so far, as the Brewers lead the Braves through four innings, 1-0.
Weeks has two hits for the Brewers, a leadoff single in the first inning and the home run in the third. He was stranded on second in the first.
Braves starter Brandon Beachy has allowed one run on four hits in four innings, walking one and striking out two. The run and two of the hits were off the bat of Weeks, while the other hits were a double and single by Yuniesky Betancourt.
The Brewers put two on in the first but stranded both when Casey McGehee flew out to end the inning. The Brewers decided to give the Braves a free out in the second by bunting Betancourt to third. After Wil Nieves struck out, Chris Narveson flew out to end the threat.
A walk and single led off the fourth for the Brewers, and both moved into scoring position on a groundout by Nyjer Morgan. But Beachy got the outs when he needed them, striking out Nieves and Narveson to end the threat.
Beachy has looked good for the most part, displaying good command of the fastball and pretty good command of the curve and changeup. The Weeks home run was a fastball left over the middle of the plate.
The Braves have been silenced by Narveson so far, picking up just two singles by Martin Prado and Nate McLouth. McLouth's was erased in the first inning by a pickoff, while Prado was left on first after McLouth struck out in the third. Walks by Alex Gonzalez and Jason Heyward put a runner on in the second and fourth, but neither moved.