The Atlanta Braves play their first game in their new home, SunTrust Park, on Friday night as they host the San Diego Padres.
Ender Inciarte celebrates after hitting the first home run in SunTrust Park history. Inciarte gave Atlanta some breathing room in the sixth with a two-run shot into the right-field seats, his third homer of the season.
Inciarte, who had homered twice at Miami on Wednesday, connected for a two-run blast against San Diego reliever Craig Stammen in the sixth inning and the Braves defeated the Padres 5-2 before a sellout crowd of 41,149.
(AP Photo/John Bazemore). Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) works in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Friday, April 14, 2017, in Atlanta. A recent study showed Atlanta is in the top 10 of the worst congestion in the world, and the stadium is where two of the clogged interstates, I-75 and I-285, intersect, which means the rush-hour snarl could coincide with fans trying to get to the games. Dickey's line closed with 6 IP, 7 hits, 1 BB, 6 K's and gave up 2 earned runs, off the home runs in the 2nd inning.
Better than all of that though was the ceremonial first pitch, which saw Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Bobby Cox open the ballpark in grand style.
Twenty years earlier, Jones helped christen Turner Field, which never seemed like a place the Braves would leave until November 11, 2013, when longtime team executive John Schuerholz announced the franchise would be moving to the corner of I-75 and I-285 in Cobb County at the start of this 2017 season. "We're so grateful that Uber was able to make sure Walter continues to be a meaningful part of Braves game days". San Diego starter Jhoulys Chacin recorded the first strikeout, getting Adonis Garcia looking to the end first inning.
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So. his take on the new home of the Braves?
The Braves are strongly encouraging fans to purchase pre-paid parking passes to games as they will help alleviate delays around the stadium. Freddie Freeman followed up with the first double, and Nick Markakis picked up the first two RBI on his one-out two-bagger.
Guests in the area, can stay the night at the new Omni Hotel at the Battery Atlanta, or if you would like to stay longer, you are sure to feel at home in one of the more than 550 residences available at three newly developed apartment communities.
"Wil comes up with that nine out of 10 times", Green said.
"The back wasn't an issue and I didn't think about it", Cahill said. "But I battled the whole game".
Snitker on opening SunTrust Park with a win: "It was great".