Open Thread, 8/11, Bravos vs. the Charlie Houghs
McCann sits again with a minor ailment. No point pushing it with a big lead in the division. Also, Schafer is in center as the Bravos face Henderson Alvarez, who pitched well against them a few weeks ago. Today’s order:
Heyward, J. Upton, Freeman, Gattis, Johnson, Uggla, Simmons, Schafer, Minor.
Schafer didn’t hit much in his rehab stint, which one hopes means nothing, as is typically the case with rehab-stint numbers. I like the home team’s chances in this one.