The Memorial Day thrashing of the Sillies was pretty good ,too. I think we took first place with that game (not positive, though). Opening Day was phenomenal. Steve, I completely forgot about the triple homer comeback. What about Heyward’s walk-off hits against the Reds and Rockies? There’s just been too many to remember them all. Last night was so huge because it gives us so much momentum coming off a tough week. The team has to be really feeling good about themselves. I am so proud. Go Braves.
I think we are all hesitant to think how much this team is about to rock because Hanson and Jurrjens are up in the air. But in the second half, oh man, I see some tiny little numbers in the Runs Allowed column for this team.
Oh, it’s going to be good. So good. We’ve forgotten that we assembled a team based on run prevention because the offense surprised us and the pitching hasn’t quite put it all together. But look out for this rotation in August. There shall be streaks. Nice, long streaks.
Keith Law has moved Teheran and Vizcaino into his TOP 25. Wow. I mean, we JUST graduated Hanson and Heyward, lost a whole farm’s worth in the Tex trade, and here we are.
11. Julio Teheran, RHP, Atlanta. A big fastball, a plus change and an improved breaking ball have helped him dominate at two levels this year — and it’s not just being in pitcher-friendly Myrtle Beach. Six of the nine Colombians to reach the big leagues came from Cartagena — as does Teheran. I’m still waiting for our first prospect from Macondo. Previous ranking: No. 63
19. Arodys Vizcaino, RHP, Atlanta. He’s producing outstanding numbers so far with a plus fastball/above-average curve and a very low-effort delivery. Previous ranking: No. 43
Jurrjens will post a six plus ERA and go to the DL
Hanson will post a 4.50
Kawakami will post a 4.50 with one win
Lowe another 4+ ERA
Escobar, McCann, and Chipper under .265 Batting averages
Heyward .250 and to the DL
McLouth .167 and to the DL
Diaz .178 and to the DL
Where would you suggest we would be in the standings?