Today was a big day for the Barves. As you might expect during this portion of The Great Rebuild, the biggest of news is often… not good. This morning, Hector Olivera was arrested for alleged assault and battery. Not only is this extremely unfortunate and awful of any human being to do, this will undoubtedly help shape the fans’ opinion of him. He already wasn’t doing himself any favors, considering the high price that was paid for him and the slow start to his Atlanta Braves career.
But wait, there’s more! Mark Bradley of the AJC chose today to pen the first article from an Atlanta-based journalist calling for the dismissal of Fredi. Something tells me it won’t be the last.
But the production must go on! They still had to play a baseball game today, and you may as well get it done as quickly as possible. It’s very considerate of the Braves to quickly navigate through this losing streak. Today’s game, clocked at brisk 2:12, was pretty light on action. The Braves were limited to five hits, none of which went for extra bases. Matt Wisler was once again affected by the
gopher ball, giving up 2 HR and finishing with 6IP, 3ER. Mallex Smith has stumbled out of the gate to a .091 BA, but did register his first stolen base.
8 straight losses and nothing really to look forward to.