Open thread, 8/1, Braves vs. Jerome Bettises

Shares a name w/ my cat

Actually, tonight’s opponent is Chad Bettis, just promoted from Double-A Tulsa, where he was 3-4 with a 3.71 ERA. That’s just the kind of pitcher the Braves typically struggle against, and the bats are due a slumber, but I ain’t doing pessimism this week.

The line-up is the same, which is something I hated typing a week ago but now relish it.

1. Heyward CF 2. J. Upton RF 3. Freeman 1B 4. Gattis LF 5. McCann C 6. C Johnson 3B 7. Uggla 2B 8. Simmons SS 9. Teheran P

Today’s question: Is Jay Hey a better defensive CF than B.J. I vote “yea”.

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3 Comments on Open thread, 8/1, Braves vs. Jerome Bettises

  1. roadrunner48 // August 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm //

    I vote yea as well.

  2. Jack Straw // August 2, 2013 at 12:23 pm //

    I think Upton goes back for the ball better than Heyward. For anything in front of him, I think Heyward is better. I am not yet sure about Upton’s arm.

  3. pepefreeus // August 2, 2013 at 2:39 pm //

    They’ve both got CF level athleticism. It’s a nice thing to have three regular OFs who can cover ground and throw.

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