starting rotation involved the hapless Mark Redman and the now Royal
Kyle Davies. Have we made any progress since then or will we be looking
for more stop gaps like Lerew to finish the season?
This year the Dispensable Ones are replaced with Tom Glavine and the
fifth spot is still up in the air (Jurrjens, Jo-Jo, James?).
So with Tom Glavine’s performance last night, (1ER after 4 innings)
this start looked a little more promising than his last. A lot better
than his last regular season start in 2007. If you’ll recall it was
disastrous and cost the Mets a consecutive division title and playoff
appearance. Maybe Glavine knew he was already Braves bound and wanted
to make some reparations by capping off the Mets’ implosion of ‘07.
Thanks, Tommy! Welcome back to Atlanta!
So with Glavine making the some strides and locating his pitches
better, and with Jair throwing a dandy earlier this week (not to
mention his Spring participation in a near no-no) how do you feel about
our starting five for ‘08?
Will the oft ailing Hampton actually play this year? If he does, how
good could Mike Hamsting possibly be after going so long without
pitching in a real game? Who would you like to see in the number five
spot? How many wins will Glavine pull out for us this year? Will Susan
tell Jerry she’s pregnant with his baby? (que dramatic music here) Sorry, it was starting to feel like a soap opera.
These questions and more… on BravesBlog.net
JB in ATL