Just kidding. But it is uncanny the way the Braves are handling the Marlins and no one else. And the Marlins are several games over .500 against everyone else.
I went with the wife, kid and father-in-law to the yard yesterday. First game I’ve attended since opening day. Nice crowd, a Braves win and some generous lad gave us a Chipper-Freddie bobble head, as they were gone by the time we arrived just as the game started. (No, we didn’t take his bobble head. He’d scored an extra.)
I also actually saw a couple of people enjoying the video clips of fake-bearded-fake-fiddler. Wonders never cease. It was fun not seeing the cow. And, thanks Marcell Ozuna, for one of the worst defensive performances I’ve ever seen from a big league outfielder.
As for today, I think the home nine has a decent shot at a sweep with Julio going. However, I’m a little puzzled by Snit’s lineup, especially with AJ catching after Teheran has all but asked that Flowers catch his every start. Also, Mallex is on the pine vs a righty in favor of Frenchy. Francoeur is swinging well, yes, but Mallex needs the ABs and the work on his base running.
The order: Inciarte, Beckham, Freddie, Francoeur, Markakis, AJ, Garcia, d’Arnaud SS, Julio.
- The photo is apropos of nothing. I just think it’s funny, and I’m running out of time before first pitch.