Baseball’s hottest team has some issues. David Wright was joined on the DL yesterday by Travis D’Arnaud, who was off to a strong start with the bat.
The Braves get a break this week, avoiding the Mets’ two best pitchers: Matt Harvey and Jacob DeGrom. But it’s difficult to feel confident with Trevor Cahill and Eric Stults toeing the slab. For some reason, I see Cahill giving us six solid innings tonight.
I like Fredi’s line-up although I still don’t understand why Jace Peterson isn’t getting a chance to play every day. Phil Gosselin is what he is — we still don’t know what Peterson may be.
Maybin 8 Markakis 9, Gomes 7, Freeman 3, CJohnson 5, Simmons 6, Bethancourt 2, Gosselin 4, Cahill 1