Ok, maybe it has not been that long since last we Braves baseball, but Hurricane Irene has certainly made it feel that way. After getting to Citi Field Friday to face the Mets, Atlanta was told to go back and pack their things to get out of Dodge as soon as the game concluded.
They may have a bit to do with the lack lustre play, but in a world of no excuses allowed, tough! The Braves went from having one scheduled day off in 20 to a mini All-Star break. This break does make me a bit uneasy considering how hot Atlanta has been, but it does allow for a rotation realigment.
Fredi Gonzalez and Roger McDowell were able to make adjustments following Sunday’s workout. The plan now gives the youngsters the most rest. The order is now Jair Jurrjens, Derek Lowe, Time Hudson, Brandon Beachy, and Mike Minor.
Another bonus for Atlanta is the fact that the September 8 doubleheader can be manned by pitchers from the expanded roster.
Tuesday 8/30, 7:10 PM ET at Turner Field
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