Open Thread, 8/7, Bravos vs. the Lastings Milledges
Anybody talked to Danny Espinosa since April, when he said the sadnats were better than the Braves? Wonder if he was watching last night’s game in Syracuse, where he plays now.
Too easy. Anyway, we move ahead after the Braves ran their streak to 12, and the record vs. the supposed best team in the National League to 9-3. Win, win, win, as Skip used to say after a rare late ’80s Braves victory. What drama there is tonight concerns whether a Brave will get beaned. We shall see. My guess is if someone gets hit, it’ll be in the leg and it’ll be pretty much over. At least I hope so.
The Braves have outscored the sadnats 45-23 this year. They’ve played several close games. It’s just that the Braves have won almost all of them.
Medlen hurls tonight vs. Jordan Zimmerman, who has been their best this season. Zimmerman has slipped a bit lately. He allowed no earned runs last time out, but gave up 5 and 7 in two previous starts. He was maybe the best starter in the league during the first half.
1. Heyward RF 2. J Upton LF 3. Freeman 1B 4. McCann C 5. C Johnson 3B 6. Uggla 2B 7. B. Upton CF 8. Simmons SS 9. Medlen P