Open Thread, Bravos vs. the Ernie “the Cat” Ladds
How ’bout ya, Real Big Cat?
Heading out to the yard in a couple hours. I can’t wait. In the past few seasons, a Wednesday afternoon game vs. a team of the Royals’ ilk would draw 15,000. I’m thinking we’ll see double that today. Hope so.
As of this writing — about 9:45 — the lineups aren’t posted. But the home nine will face average right hander Wade Davis. He had a nice season in relief last year for Tampa Bay. His first two outings this season have been pedestrian. He allowed four earned in four IP his first time out, and then pitched five scoreless but wobbly frames in his last start against the woeful Twins. The Braves are a slightly different animal.
Minor toes for the home team. In 17 starts since June 30, 2012, he has allowed more than 3 earned runs once. He’s been pretty good lately.
Writing of the Brave animal as I did paragraph before last, CB passes along that Buster Lonely, er Olney, says J. Upton’s eight homers have traveled an average of 422 feet. He is raking, crushing it, tearing the cover off the ball, pillaging, ransacking, laying waste, etc.