Open Thread, 4.18, #Braves vs. Donald Trumps

J-Hey gets a night off. He needs it. I won’t go into the numbers, but they’re ugly, especially lately and especially against lefties.  OK, one number: J-Hey’s 1-for-18 with nine Ks this season vs. southpaws.The Braves are also facing Jon Niese, the lefty who hit him in the face. I honestly don’t think that has much to do with Fredi’s sitting J-Hey.

I like the move.

Harang goes for Los Bravos. I fear that one of these starts Harang will turn back into an aging journeyman. Then again, maybe it won’t happen tonight.

Our lineup: Andrelton, BJ, Freddie, J. Upton, Gattis, Uggla, CJ, Doumit RF, Harang.

* Trump is Trump, a towering — ha, ha — douche, one of the most self absorbed people striding the Earth.  

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6 comments

  1. Just a straight awesome game by Harang. Really can’t say enough about how great he has been thus far, and the entire starting staff for that matter.

    But if we’re looking for something to nitpick, how about this – has anyone else noticed the WTF moments with Dascenzo sending runners from third? I understand guys getting thrown out at the plate on close plays. It happens, and part of being a good third-base coach is knowing the when to send runners (especially with less than two outs) and knowing who the upcoming hitters are. But there seems to be a handful of incidents (more than just a couple) where Dascenzo has had guys straight gunned down by a country mile at the plate. Tonight it was Justin Upton – granted, Uggla plated the fourth run after d’Arnaud fired the ball down the left field line. But sending the runner there was a questionable move at best.

    Has anyone else taken notice of this? Was Snitker this bad? Jimy Williams?

  2. I’ve noticed. DD is a windmill. He got Freeman thrown out by 40 feet in one of the first few games of the season.

  3. Jimy was fabulous.

    TP should be in that box. He should be manager but that’s a different discussion.

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