Open Thread, 6/12, #Braves vs. Jan-Michael Vincents

The Bravos need a victory today to secure a winning road trip against the downtrodden D-Backs and reeling Rockies. Meanwhile, the Natspos seek a four-game sweep at NL West-leading San Fran this afternoon.

The DC club is 8-2 in June. If they keep that up, methinks we’ll be spared another teeth-gnashing October. That’s for another day, far — we hope — in the future. But let’s face it, this Braves team has only a few ways to win. If the starting pitching falters, there’s little else to fall back on. I still think an improved pen could mean 86-88 wins, which if Washington plays well won’t be enough to win the division but should put the Braves in wildcard contention.

Again, though, we’re just a game back, and it’s early June. Let’s go win this series today. The lineup: Heyward, BJ, Freeman, Johnson, LaStella, Simmons, Laird, Schafer LF, Santana.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. RJR Squeeze says:

    I have no faith in Ervin pitching in that yard. Throw in the split-squad lineup, and I am not optimistic about today.

  2. jon3068 says:

    How did B.J. Upton get so bad in the first place?

  3. RJR Squeeze says:

    Just judging by the internet updates, we seem to be trying to end this raod trip more quickly than successfully.

  4. jon3068 says:

    Too bad Uggla isn’t playing. Braves could continue their tradition of getting no-hit by Rockies pitchers.

  5. RJR Squeeze says:

    What’s up with the HBP with 2 out in the 9th? Any bad blood brewing during this game?

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