Open Thread, 8/13, Braves vs. the Mac Scarces
Fan’s gone to the DL to get his eyes fixed. Well, the DL is not going to fix his eyes. We hope lasic surgery will do the trick. Surely he’ll come back hitting like Joe Morgan, except right handed, white and a little taller.
We’ll see. Pun intended.
The Braves face Toccoa, Ga. native Ethan Martin. They got to him in Philly a couple weeks back. Tonight Pastornicky will hit 6th in Fan’s spot and Schafer’s hitting behind him. BJ’s 0-for-11 since his four-hit night in the last game at Washington. He had at least one hit in five straight right off the DL, his longest such streak of the season. Maybe that’s the best we’re getting from him this year. Remember that adage that players peak at 27 or 28. He’s 28. So much for that idea, at least in BJ’s case.
Ah, well. It’s not like the Braves can’t win without him. Tonight’s lineup:
Heyward, J. Upton, Freeman, McCann, Johnson, Pastornicky, Schafer, Simmons, Medlen.