BTW, we’re not just last place in the Grapefruit league, we also have the worst run differential. And it ain’t even close. The 37 runs our pitchers have allowed is more than anyone. And the 17 runs we’ve scored is fewer than all but Miami and Tampa Bay.
I wonder if we lead in projected starters hitting under .200; I’m guessing yes.
Not-long-ago sensation Jason Heyward, limited by an injured right shoulder last year, must prove himself again. (When asked if the shoulder is healthy, Heyward replied, “I’m not going to be on the field if it’s not.”)
Weird, I was already thinking “Twas the Summer of My Discontent” would be the name of my Braves blog if I made one. Because, you know, what a rarity that would be: a guy on the internet dooming and glooming about his favorite team.
Leah, if I had to pay close enough attention to this Braves team to write a blog, I’d throw myself in front of Tommy Hanson’s vehicle. (Hey, wait, that might be a pretty safe spot).
Could the Bourn interview at the AJC be any more deflating? My goodness. Rather than pick at the parts that make me (and all the commenters) dislike him personally, I’ll throw this one out, which instead makes me hate the actual team:
Q. When you got here, did the coaches talk to you about what they expected from you as a leadoff hitter?
A. No. They just told me to go out and play. They didn’t want me thinking too much. They didn’t want me to worry about what is going on.
On Teheran: If you’re going to call/throw a first pitch fastball to every AL hitter you face and if that fastball has zero movement on it, then you are going to give up a lot of extra base hits. That’s why secondary pitches were invented fellas. If you can’t throw one for a strike you can’t play at that level.
At least some averages are picking up and Teheran/Delgado somewhat recovered from their opening horror shows.
What I can’t get my mind wrapped around is thinking a Pastornicky/Wilson combo is going to cut it. That’s gonna be a black hole offensively and who knows what defensively. And if Uggla takes any step back in defense from last year and we indeed start Pastornicky, we’re gonna have clown music playing when Hudson pitches.