Tonight is interesting obviously to see how Folty fares. A good start, I suspect, might keep him in the bigs for a while. Or maybe not. Cahill has been disastrous, but the brass might prefer to give Folty more minor league seasoning. I’d just as soon see him stay up even if he gets battered. Happened to Glavine, Smoltz, and Avery with the Braves and even Maddux when he came up with the little bears.
In other news, after the Uggla fiasco I heard it on good authority that a coworker’s husband once lent Uggla a dollar to buy cigarettes in a bar. And Uggla never repaid him. Guy’s stealing $13 mill a year and borrows a buck for smokes?!?! A different coworker said Jordan Zimmerman once threw his — the coworker’s — wife’s shoe across a barroom in New York City. My coworker said Zimmerman was hammered. This was a few years back. I’m certain both stories are true.
On to this evening’s lineup: Markakis, Callaspo 3B, Freeman, Pierzynski, KJ LF, Peterson 2B, Simmons SS, Young Junior CF, Folty P.