Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone. And yeah, this thing is nervewracking as hell but i get the sense that we’re more nervous than Medlen is which should give us great hope.
Kudos to Fredi for starting Ross tomorrow. It’s the right thing to do. And another thing Bobby would never have done. It would be Hudson and Mac tomorrow. Which really means nothing but I’m happier with the battery we’ve got penciled in.
I’m so bored I just watched two Boy George videos and enjoyed them. Bama offweek, long school weekend, and no baseball either. Loaned out my blu ray folder and my audible.com software is on the fritz. I guess I could … get out … of … the … house.
The Cardinals lineup has Holliday, Craig, Molina and Freese hitting back to back. If this group comes up in the 8th inning in a close game, I don’t want to see O’Flaherty or Venters. I want Kimbrel then and Kimbrel for the rest of the game. I hope Fredi doesn’t let the inning number determine this game.
I predict Heyward, Ross and Prado get big hits. Simmons make a huge defensive play and of course Chipper will get his walks.
The key is scoring first. Of course a blowout would be nice.
#87, I fear you’re asking Fredi to make a leap in strategy that maybe 3 of the (smartest) managers in the game would make. We just now got Fredi past the drooling-on-himself level of derp this year. It’s like “yay, Timmy can tie his shoes now. Let’s try calculus!”
But I would hope he might let Craig get four outs in the game if somebody in the 8th got into trouble. Gosh, even 5. Wouldn’t that be something?
@87, 88 – I’m confident that Fredi will bring in Kimbrel for a 4 or 5 out save. Starting Ross over Mac is just another example of Fredi being willing to do whatever it takes for this one game monstrosity.
I know this game is a joke and anything can happen in one game, blah, blah, blah, but it’s high time the Braves won one of these games. It has been way too long since the Braves have had any postseason success. Last postseason series win was over the Astros before losing to the D-Backs in 2001. They really need to start removing some monkeys from their backs, and this would be a fine place to start.