Tonight’s line-up: 1 Heyward RF 2. BUpton CF 3. Freeman 1B 4. Johnson 3B 5. JUpton LF 6. Uggla 2B 7. Doumit C 8.Simmons SS 9. Hale P
So it didn’t take long for Fredi to make his first confounding move of 2014. Andrelton had 2 hits last night in the 2-hole, upping his BA to .321. He’s yet to strike out this year and is the only Brave non-pitcher, besides Freddie, with an OBP above .300. B.J., meanwhile, has 13 K’s and is one of three Braves regulars yet to draw a walk, along with Gattis and Uggla.
Besides the offense, I’m a bit concerned about the lack of depth in the bullpen. Jordan Walden can be dominant but is too fragile and inconsistent to depend on, while Gus Schlosser and Ian Thomas have yet to inspire much confidence. Hale and Harang might end up playing bigger roles than expected as relievers after Minor and Floyd return.