There’s a lot of excitement in Braves country for Tommy LaStella, who profiles as his generation’s Jeff Treadway — a LH hitter who makes good contact, has limited pop, is average defensively and slow afoot.
But Treadway (who struck out only 184 Ks in 2,119 lifetime ABs) is Joe Morgan compared to the three-headed monster that’s been occupying second base for the Bravos. I think we’d all be thrilled if LaStella matched Treadway’s .281 lifetime BA (.290 vs. RHP).
Gavin Floyd toes the slab tonight and he’s owned the Sox: 7-0 with a 3.21 ERA in 9 lifetime starts. Hopefully he’ll mimic Jair Jurrjens’ 2012 gem at Fenway, or Kyle Davies’ MLB debut seven years earlier.
Just please, please, don’t get swept by the Sox. The last-place Sox.
No Andrelton or Gattis, though DOB reports Andrelton should be back in the line-up tomorrow while Gattis might see action tonight. ICYMI, Tyler Pastornicky was demoted to Gwinnett to make room for LaStella.
Jay Hey, BJ, Freddie, J-Up, CJ, Doumit (DH), LaStella, Laird, Pena