Jesus Christ. BK is in the lineup again. How long must this go on? BK is hitting .167 in his past 10 games, but with just six strikeouts. And he’s 3-for-7 in his past two games. A surge is at hand! Frank and Fredi will be vindicated!
On the bright side, no NL contender is playing well. In fact, the team 1.5 games in front of the Atlantas–that’d be the Milwaukees–is 2-8 in the past 10. Let’s hope that continues. The only NL club better than 6-4 is the Phillies at 7-3. Let’s hope that does not continue.
A hit or 11 tonight would help. It should be easier than yesterday, as the pedestrian Kyle Kendrick hurls. A more-or-less .500 career pitcher with a mid-4s ERA, Kendrick has pitched better against the Braves than he has against any team except the Cardinals. Minor looks to continue his good work for the home side.
Your lineup: J-Hey, Simmons, Freeman, Justin, Gattis, Johnson, LaStella, BK, Minor.
BK Fun Fact: If he gets the number of ABs projected on mlb.com, he’d have to hit .500 the rest of the way to end up at .250. If he hit .400 from here on out, he’d end up in the mid .230s. He’s having a bad year.