Thursday, July 25, 2013

It has been a tough two weeks!

Post by Mike

When the injury bug finally caught up to the Braves it hit the team with full force. The good news... we are still standing and appear strong enough to win the NL East.

Of course Huddy's injury is the most serious. He won't play again this season, and maybe never again for the Braves.

Our young guns Minor, Teheran, Medlen, Wood and Beachy (if he returns to form) plus Maholm will have to get us through the dog days of August. While Huddy wasn't having his best year, the thought of him being around for the playoffs was comforting. Now the rest of these guys will need to grow up and quickly.

Then there is the outfield. In the 48 hours leading up the All-Star break our entire starting platoon went down with injuries. BJUpton is still on the DL and in the last seven games JHey is hitting .111 and JUpton .200.

The only outfielder producing at a high level is our rookie catcher/left fielder Gattis who is hitting .375 over the last week.

I don't which player needs to sit when BJ returns, but I DO KNOW who doesn't need to be benched! Hopefully Gonzalez will have the courage to tell BJ that he is on the bench for now, and olay JHey in center, JUpton in right and the El Oso Blanco in left.

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