The Braves received several solid performances during the doubleheader today, but none were better than Tim Hudson's complete game one-hitter fired in the second game. It led to an 8-0 win and doubleheader sweep of the Brewers.
Hudson allowed one hit - a Rickie Weeks double in the fourth - over nine innings, walking one and striking out six. He induced 15 ground balls to six fly balls. The command was on point throughout, and though he also received some good luck, he kept the Brewers off balance and lived on the ground all night long.
Weeks was the lone baserunner both times on a double and walk. Hudson reached the same number of pitches through eight innings that Zack Greinke reached through four innings. He threw first-pitch strikes to 26 of 29 batters faced.
Greinke was shaky in his Milwaukee debut, which is to be somewhat expected as he tries to shake off the rust in his return from the disabled list. He allowed five runs on five hits in four innings, walking one and striking out six. The control was there for the most part, but his command was off, leaving several pitches over the plate and getting them hammered when so.
Nate McLouth went 2-2 with a home run and two RBIs, adding two walks and two runs scored. Combined with the first game, McLouth went 5-5 with a home run, two RBIs, three walks and four runs scored.
Dan Uggla went 3-4 with a double and RBI, adding a walk and two runs scored. Eric Hinske went 1-3 with a double and two RBIs. Freddie Freeman added two RBIs, and Martin Prado added one. Alex Gonzalez and David Ross each went 2-5, with Ross adding a double.