Just when you think it can’t get any worse, Williams Perez is recalled from Gwinnett. Anyone who refers to Williams as a prospect doesn’t know what the hell they’re talking about. He wasn’t even considered a prospect when the Braves had no prospects, ranking behind the likes of Kyle Wren.
Perez has a 9.87 ERA in his last six starts, with an WHIP of 2.000. He’s walked more batters than he’s struck out. Comparing him to German Jimenez is an offense to German Jimenez.
Maybe Perez will get lucky like he did in the fist half, when he showed a propensity for pitching into and out of trouble. That’s about the best thing you can say about the 24-year-old non-prospect.
He can’t expect much support from the Braves hitters, or defense. Adonis Garcia gets a start in RF, batting 4th, because if you’re the 2015 Braves you’ve got to find a way to get a 30-year-old with a .269 OBP into the line-up.
Speaking of 30-year-olds, we’ll reserve judgment on Hector Olivera’s inauspicious debut, which shouldn’t have surprised anyone who’s watched this team.
Maybin 8, Simmons 6, Freeman 3, Garcia 7, Swisher 9, Olivera 5, Bcourt 2, Castro 4, Perez 1