The Braves go for the sweep, which is mostly a good thing but not entirely. Because the Braves have the best record in baseball they’re unlikely to acquire the extra bat or starting pitcher they appear to need, as every other team in baseball gets a chance to claim players off waivers before FW can.
Not that I’m suggesting the Braves go into the tank (though Fredi needs to give Avilan more rest; Luis has appeared in one less game than EOF did all of last season). Seeing Jordan rediscover his first-half form has been most encouraging.
And don’t fret over the absence of Freddie in tonight’s line-up — just a night off, sez DOB.
1 Schafer RF 2 J Upton LF 3 McCann C’4. C Johnson 3B 5. Terdoslavich 1B 6. Uggla 2B 7. B. Upton CF 8. Simmons SS 9. Medlen P