The Braves were firing on all cylinders yesterday, so I decided to basically repeat everything from the game thread: alliterative headline, factoid about our opponents, song by the same band, the whole megillah.
The Brewers don’t have a lot of former Braves. In fact, last night’s last pitcher, Lyle Overbay, appears to be the only one on the active roster. (Pete Orr — whose full name, just to remind you, is “Peterson Thomas Gord Orr” — is at Triple-A Nashville. Like GM Bob Melvin, PTG Orr is an Ontarian.) It was the first pitching appearance of Overbay’s career, and he retired his former teammate Ryan Doumit, with whom he had played in Pittsburgh in 2011.
Overbay only made two starts for Atlanta in 2012, spelling Freddie Freeman at first base. The only other two regulars from this year’s lineup that he played next to were Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons; Dan Uggla was still the regular second baseman then, but I think it is safe to say that he is not the regular second baseman now. And hopefully never again.