The Braves have nothing on the Texas Rangers. They’re 1-11 with 24 runs scored in the past dozen tilts. They have the worst record in baseball and, at 92 losses, are a sure bet to lose 100. Their entire rotation is or has been hurt. They’ve used 60 players, an all-time record. They have 10 players on the 60-day DL. (The Braves have one, Gavin Floyd.) W’s old team is last in the American League in team ERA.
Walker (Texas Ranger) would not be proud.
Of course, all those dismal facts mean nothing as the Bravos roll into the ballpark in the midst of an office park. It’s actually a nice yard. I saw a game there several years ago. But it is in the middle of a suburban office park. The Cobb County home of the Braves will more or less be similarly situated.
Pitching for the Walkers tonight is Derek Holland, whose two 2014 starts have been good and thus might qualify him as their active ace. Holland had a nice year in 2013 but has had a mediocre career (50-38, 4,30 ERA). Wood goes for our side. He’s been about as good as we could’ve hoped.
While the Braves play the dreadful Rangers and then the Natspos, the Pirates face the crappy Cubs and the repugnant Red Sox. So it’d be a good idea to get busy in the business park.
No lineups posted yet.