He goes out and has a successful outing, which I haven’t seen in a long time. He pitched 3 innings of 2 hit ball against the World Champions. He only walked 1 but he had no strikeouts. Last year he went 3-11 with almost an ERA of 6! That is nothing to be proud of. He was projected to be a 2nd or 3rd starter before he made it up to the Bigs, but his attitude and work ethics caused him to be hated by many Braves fans and not favored to win a spot in the rotation. Heck, if was a little bit better last year and used all the talent he has, Glavine wouldn’t be a Brave. He still has more potential than a lot pitchers in the Major Leagues, but his problem is that he doesn’t use it. I he continues to pitch like today, he could either get moved to the bullpen or take the 5th spot and move Glavine to the ‘pen.
We got to test ourselves against the World Series Winners and even though we lost, we got a good amount accomplished. The Braves were up until Jeff Ridgeway gave up 4 runs, 2 walks, and 4 hits over 2 outs. Moylan also got to be tested for the first time in a year and gave up 1 run over 1 inning. O’Flaherty, Schreiber, Bennett, Marek, and Stockman also got to see some action.
On the Offensive Side
McCann homered off Chan Ho Park and Josh Anderson got 2 hits, including a triple. Frenchy went 0-2 lowering his average to .100, Heyward went 1-3, and Freeman went 0-4. Chipper had 1 double over 3 at bats.
- Javy Lopez is promoting a new bat company called “Bones”
- The Braves have 10 players representing their countries in the WBC. Chipper Jones and Brian McCann (U.S.), Javier Vazquez
(Puerto Rico), Jorge Campillo (Mexico), Manny Acosta, Yeliar Castro, and Concepcion Rodriguez (Panama), Gregor
Blanco (Venezuela), and Scott Diamond and Bryan Dumensil (Canada) are those who are involved. Yeliar Castro, Concepcion Rodriguez, Scott Diamond, and Bryan Dumesnil are not currently on the Brave’s 40 man roster.