ATLANTA, GA - JULY 03: Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves reacts after getting the iat Turner Field on July 3, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
First of all, I hope each and every one of you has a great Fourth of July.
It's been a pretty slow day in Braves Country, but here are a few tidbits and links to check out before tonight's game with the Cubs.
Tonight's lineup vs. CHI (7:10, SPSO/680AM/BRN): Bourn 8 Prado 7 Heyward 9 Jones 5 Freeman 3 Uggla 4 Ross 2Simmons 6 Delgado 1— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 4, 2012
And for the links:
Sheets will take the mound in Mississippi and will throw about 75 pitches. He's expected to make two or three rehab starts depending on how he feels physically.
Randall Delgado may be pitching for his job in the rotation this evening. He won't pitch again before the break, and if Sheets looks good in Mississippi you know the Braves won't hesitate to call him up.
Bourn moved into 3rd place after a busy day of voting yesterday. It's tough to imagine he'll catch David Freese or Clown Question, Bro, but you never know. Go vote for our All-Star center fielder.
Something I wrote over on SBN Atlanta (I know, I know) about the Braves and how they'll need to be smart with their money this time around. The last thing they want is to handcuff themselves the way the Phillies have, and the last time Atlanta had this much to spend on pitchers they didn't exactly knock one out of the park.
Have a great day everybody!