I don’t know what that headline means, other than reflecting my growing unease as October nears. I envision a classic Braves team that probably has no business making the playoffs in the first place — what with a stampede to the DL, young pitching, spotty offense, etc., etc. — but valiantly overachieves for six months only to get squashed by a better team in a short playoff series.
I hope like hell I’m wrong. And either way, now is not the time to start the anxiety. Let’s wait until the first cloudy weekday afternoon first pitch for that. Today’s lineup: E. Johnson LF, J-Up RF, Freeman, Gattis C, C. Johnson, Simmons, Uggla, BJ CF, Garcia.