Open Thread, 8/18, Braves vs. the Marion Barrys

Fredi is running out a spring training lineup today. I fully endorse that move after playing until this morning. No need to be pushing guys with a Grand Canyon separating the good guys and the bad.

Gotdam bitch set me up!

Gotdam bitch set me up!

Julio T. will hurl, of course. I would be shocked if we see more beanballing. I’m not sure Strasburg was throwing at Andrelton. Two pitches behind a guy look suspicious, no question. Maybe I’m naïve, but the dude looked out of sorts, as he told D. Johnson. Little Stevie’s state of mind and/or body is not our problem. I hope the whole mess is over.

A final word about last night. How many saw Andrelton’s double play in the, what, 12th, 13th, whatever inning it was? The guy makes a spectacular play every night, but that one ranks with his best. CB texted that he’s better than Ozzie Smith. Bold, and I never watched Ozzie every day. Still, it’s hard to see how anybody could be clearly better than Andrelton. He’s the best defensive player the Braves have ever had, I think. Andruw was great. This guy, however, is in a stratosphere all his own. Plays like last night are unlike any I’ve ever seen. He doesn’t just make great plays in the hole. He makes up all new plays we’ve never seen anyone else make, like last night and the tag between his legs.

Today’s split squad:

BJ, Gosselin, Freeman, Gattis LF, Johnson, Laird Terdo RF, Janish SS, Julio.

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6 Comments on Open Thread, 8/18, Braves vs. the Marion Barrys

  1. Andrelton the Giant // August 18, 2013 at 12:12 pm //

    Anyone think the Nats brass still feels great about shutting down Strasburg last year when they had a legit shot at a championship?
    It’d be something if last night was more of a Rick Ankiel breakdown rather than a case of unsuccessfully trying to hit Andrelton to make a statement.

  2. The Nationals problems aren’t talent or injury related, it’s a lack on intelligence. Also, the maturity level of the team is the same as Bryce Harper and Steve Strasburg, both young players.

    Where can I find a video of Andrelton’s play last night? I was out and missed it.

    Thanks, I’ll hang up and listen.

  3. pepefreeus // August 18, 2013 at 12:30 pm //

    Like I said last night: he’s a piece of shit. If they’re really banking on him and that yahoo Harper, they’re going to be sorely disappointed in the future.

  4. When B.J. and Gosselin lead off the game by reaching base, then both come around to score, and those 2 runs hold up for the rest of the game, you’re really living well.

  5. Jack Straw // August 18, 2013 at 7:58 pm //

    We have scored 3 runs or fewer in 5 of our last 8 games.

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