A few weeks ago I campaigned for our Braves to get on base, to protect the plate,go the other way with two strikes and it was almost as if the listened! We saw them do this in their recent homestand. And we saw the results with more runs scored.
Jason is looking better lately and even BJ to an extent. But now the issue is Fredi and his obsession of having BJ bat before Freddie Freeman. The reasoning for this is that Bossman Jr will see more fastballs. What good is it if he can't hit'em??
We all noticed it last night where all BJ does is kill rallies and have Freddie lead off the next inning. Freeman needs to be up with runners on base, damn it!!! We cannot have someone that strikes out every third at bat!
The only player that deserves to be in that spot right now out of this offensively challenged lineup is someone that will put the ball in play.....that guy should be Simmons, Hopefully we can even think of La Stella eventually,although I wish he had more speed, but I think it would be best if he adapts to the league in the bottom of the lineup for now. But I can see him doing so much better than BJ.
I feel bad for Freeman, I can almost sense his frustration leading off innings...I know I would be pissed.
Here's the suggested lineup:
8 La Stella
Fredi, stop being so freakin hard headed and do what's best for the team. Accept the fact that BJ is not what we had hoped and just get him out of the #2 hole!
For the sake of Freeman, the Braves and us, the paying customers!!
See you next time!