The Braves were an unfortunate victim to a small sample yesterday. For the most part, Atlanta dodged some pretty rough storms yesterday and many were wondering why the Braves cancelled its game. Well…James Spann has that answer:

Aging Chipper Jones

Yesterday was Chipper Jones birthday and social media showered him with love….except one who tried to add 10 years onto the hall of famer:

Sorry Sean Kazmar…the Fun is Over

Sean Kazmar getting the call after 11 years in the Minors was the feel good story for the Braves. Unfortunately, it’s come to a close.

Obviously, the bigger takeaway here is that the Braves optioned Cristian Pache to the alt-site, and that is real news as the Braves are already razor thin in the OF with Ender Inciarte on the shelf. Fortunately for the Braves, Guillermo Heredia has been able to channel his inner Mike Trout in a 21 AB sample. Seriously…Kevin Seitzer needs to enter the Braves HoF when he hangs them up.

Today’s Pitchers and 27th Man

Drew Smyly is back quicker than expected and that is good news and Bryse Wilson gets another start after 5 innings of gutball in his first start. It was a “quality” start, but was anything other than quality. He’ll have to pitch better to stay in the rotation. Hopefully he can find his stuff he carried with him in his last postseason appearance.

William Contreras is back for today, and I think he’ll be back down come tomorrow. It would be nice to see him get a start today, but with Alex Jackson starting the first game, I’m guessing Travis d’Arnaud gets the 2nd game and Contreras will be used as a pinch hitter/emergency catcher.

Braves Lineup

Take 2 boys, and we’re above .500. Let’s eat.