All signs are in our favor today. It’s highly unlikely Julio T. has consecutive bad starts. The Braves swung the bats like fiends yesterday, and Little Bears starter Travis Wood has been pretty bad this season. Which means it’ll probably be 2-2 going to the 9th.
It’d be really nice to coast into the break with a winning series, and as aggravating as the four-game slide was, a 12-5 run to close out the pre-break slate wouldn’t be too shabby.
Ah. Before I forget, in perhaps the most meaningless personnel news in Braves history, the Oafbatross has been suspended for today’s game only. The local organ scribe tweets that it’s apparently because the Oaf showed up at Wrigley an hour before yesterday’s game. If only he’d pull some shit that would free the Braves from having to pay him!
As if the players union would ever allow that. The Bravos called up old favorite Phil Gosselin from Buford to fill the Oaf’s roster spot. Let’s hope this lasts beyond the all star break.
Today’s lineup: BJ, Andrelton, Freeman, Justin, J-Hey, Johnson, LaStella, Laird, Julio.