We all knew the Braves had a bunch of streaky hitters. The hope was they wouldn’t all go cold at once and someone would be able to carry the team for a week or so at a time.
So far that person has been Justin Upton.
Over the last week Upton has started off his Brave tenure at a McGriffian like pace. No word if the Turner Field press box is on fire.
Upton went four for four, two runs scored and falling just a triple short of the cycle. Between innings he was selling hotdogs and beer.
Paul Maholm pitched arguably his best game as a Brave throwing seven innings of one hit ball. He dominated the worst lineup in the National League. Kimbrel struggled in the ninth, but picked up the save.
Very quietly Juan Francisco (.300 Ave) and Chris Johnson (.438 OBP) are both off to nice starts. If those guys keep hitting, we will be okay.
Oh, there is a good chance the Miami Heat could beat the Marlins at baseball.