Some suggest games against the Cardinals and Giants are a useful barometer, as those have been the NL’s two best teams in recent years. If that is the case, the reading is not promising. Our Bravos are 2-8 against those two clubs.
As if we need another stat to tell us the Brave are struggling. But man, they are hard to watch right now. BJ, for example, has four hits and 14 strikeouts in his past seven games. He’s approaching Oafbatross territory, only he’s signed for three more years after this one.
Maybe our homies can show some patience against Shelby Miller, who has an ERA of 3.22 but has allowed plenty of base runners, 27 of them via walks in 44 innings.
Today’s lineup is familiar: J-Hey, Justin, Freeman, Gattis, Johnson, BJ, Simmons, Harang, Pastornicky.