Gordon Beckham has been placed on the DL, leading some to clamor for the promotion of Ozzie Albies. That would be ill-considered and premature. Albies (.239 BA, .276 OBP) has struggled at Gwinnett, as you’d expect from a 19-year-old. He’s not ready. Neither is Dansby. Journeyman Brandon Snyder, who last played in the majors three years ago for the Red Sox, has been called up to replace Beckham.
A win today would be most unexpected with Madison Bumgarner on the mound. Hopefully, Aaron Blair can build on his last start and keep the Braves in the game. That’s about the best we can hope for today.
Inciarte, dArnaud 4, Freeman, Frenchy 9, Garcia 5, Flowers, Castro 6, Blair, Smith