Open Thread, June 29, Bravos vs. the Val Pascuccis
UPDATE: It’s a Bobby Cox Sunday line-up, as Fredi sits Martin and Uggla. I hope tonight’s top three is the same we’ll see Opening Day 2013: Bourn, Simmons, Jay Hey.
CD and I will be there, Section 406, Row 5, aisle seats. Come say hi if you’re in the ‘hood and care to leverage some indexes.
Maybe Uggla needs a day off. Since that four-hit, two-homer game in Miami on June 5, he has four strikeouts for every one of his seven measly hits, with 5 RsBI. He’s hitting .108 in that 20-game stretch.
This guy’s so streaky Ray Stevens could’ve done a song about him. Hah! In four of nine months as a Brave, Uggla has hit .202 or worse. He hit .238 another month, but .265 or higher the other four. Not sure that exactly makes the case for streaky, but he’s as boom and bust as a dot-com stock. Hah again, bitches!
It seems like Uggs has been striking out about every time up because he has been. Yeah, he’s hustling and playing OK defense. but let him sit. He’s played every game this season. A day off can’t hurt. Fredi is considering resting Uggs a game this weekend, Bowman reports. This is good.
As for this evening, Delgado toes the slab, and he’s due for a good one. Southpaw Ross Detwiler opposes. He’s middling, certainly the weakest starter we’ll see this weekend, with Strasburg and Gonzalez to follow. So it’d be nice to grab a W tonight. Minor goes for our boys vs. Strasburg, while Huddy hurls Sunday.