Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers preview: Aaron Harang debuts


Apr 1, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla (26) turns a double play after forcing out Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Mark Reynolds (7) in the second inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

It looked as if the offense would never awaken (okay, that’s an exaggeration) for the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night, but fortunately, that feeling was short-lived as the team was able to get into the win column for the first time in 2014. Now, the Braves will look to steal a series victory in Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon, and the newest addition to the rotation, Aaron Harang, will be on the mound.

Harang was acquired off the free agent line after the Braves jettisoned Freddy Garcia, but there is an argument that he is a slightly better option at this stage, and the 35-year-old will have the opportunity to display that on Wednesday. Milwaukee’s lineup is right-hand dominant, and that should play well for Harang, but Braves Country is certainly eager to see how he looks under the bright lights.

On the Milwaukee side, the Brewers will send arguably their best pitcher to the hill in Matt Garza. The former Tampa Bay Ray has long been an effective pitcher who can flash a dominant arsenal, and the Braves could have some trouble here. It will also be interesting, given the day game after a night game, to see if Fredi Gonzalez tinkers with the lineup at all, and we will update you as the lineup is posted.

Here is a look at the particulars for Wednesday afternoon:

Date: April 2, 2014

Start Time: 1:10 p.m.

TV Channel: SportSouth

Radio: 680 AM/106.7 FM (Local in Atlanta), Full list of Local Affiliates

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