Open thread, 4/16, Braves vs. Shawn Sedlaceks
It’s sure to be an emotional homecoming tonight as the Braves welcome back legends Ned Yost, Bruce Chen and a certain RF whose name rhymes with manure.
Jeremy Guthrie toes the slab for K.C, who’ve won seven of nine on the backs of their pitching. The Royals have been limp offensively, managing just 4 HR as a team – or as many as Evan Gattis.
Heralded prospects Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, who slumped badly in 2012, are off to uninspiring starts, combining for just 3 XBH in 67 AB’s. Watch out for catcher Salvador Perez, a force behind the plate and at it, and hard-throwing closer Kelvin Herrera, who has 11 K’s in 5-1/3 IP.