Open Thread, Braves vs. the Enos Cabells
We move on from the woeful Marlins to the worst team in the bigs. Houston’s offense is punchless. Jed Lowrie’s having a decent year. He’s on the DL. Our old pal Jordan Schafer is hitting .219, and they’ve traded two of their better hitters in Carlos Lee and Chris
Johnson. Their pitching ain’t a hell of a lot better. Wandy Rodriguez was pretty good. Traded. Brett Myers was OK as closer. Traded.
You think Mike Bourn’s glad he’s here and not there?
So tonight Huddy gets to face Armando Gallaraga. He got jobbed out of a perfect game a couple years ago, but it’s been downhill since. He was released in April by the Orioles, whose rotation does not resemble those of the mid-90s Braves. He was just called up from the minors, where his ERA was around 4. After that, it does not get a damned sight harder for the Braves hitters this weekend with Lucas Harrell and Bud Norris hurling.
As always, though, one can never guess what might happen on a major league diamond each night. Still, it will be disappointing if the home team doesn’t take two of these three and thus end the 10-game homestand at 8-2. That’s good baseball.