Open thread, 4/9, Braves vs. Wilmer Valderramas
There are only so many old Marlins to choose from, and by now we’ve run through virtually all of them. Instead we’ll pick on Miami native Wilmer Valderrama, whose character Fez was the most annoying character on a very annoying show.
The local nine appear poised to improve to 7-1, though they haven’t been as impressive as their record indicates. I expect Meds to improve on his debut, if for no other reason than he’s pitching against a truly feeble line-up.
The Braves are fortunate to be facing the dregs of the league as the bats — outside of Justin Upton, Freddie, the third basemen and catchers — have been anemic. Jay Hey, replaced by Reed Johnson in tonight’s line-up, has just two hits all year. Andrelton has three, while Uggla has twice as many K’s (8) as hits. B.J., meanwhile, has a 3:1 strikeout to hit ratio.
Take away J-Up and how many wins would the Braves have? Three? Four?