Post by Mike
The post season is nearly upon us and the Braves cling to a two game lead for home field advantage over the Dodgers.
It appears Atlanta will have to muddle through without the services of Beachy. He is getting shut down for the year, so... Minor, Teheran, and Medlen will be it. Maybe Maholm if Fredi goes with four starters.
Heyward is taking BP, but no live action yet. If the Braves could clinch by Monday or Tuesday JHey may get some live at bats by the end of the week. Getting him back in line up and hitting lead off with the same authority he had when that fast ball crushed his jaw may prove difficult, but Fredi has to try.
In the 28 games he played in after the All Star break Heyward was hitting .317 with 6 HR and 16 RBI. His WAR# is a 3.1.
If he makes it back to form, his presence improves the pitches to J Upton and has a cascading effect down the line up.
I predict that if JHey can play and hit .300, the Braves will play in the World Series. Without him, we could still get there, but it will be tough.
Post season schedule.