Today’s a big one…a big one that most working people will not be able to watch. I get it, but I don’t have to like it. If you’re the guy in charge of making such calls, the Braves vs. the Brewers is the obvious right call for the early game, followed by another early game at 2:30, the Astros vs. White Sox, followed by Rays vs. Red Sox and Giants vs. Dodgers in prime time. Here’s today’s lineup for the Braves.

Atlanta Braves Game 3 Lineup

Many on social media would’ve rather had Joc Pederson over Eddie Rosario, but I think playing the larger sample is the right call. Ian Anderson takes the hill and, while he’s had good results, the stuff hasn’t been there like it’d been in the past. His ERA since returning is 3.62, but his FIP is 5.68 (likely driven by a .202 BABIP during that span). Hopefully his voodoo magic can continue through the playoffs.

Milwaukee Brewers Game 3 Lineup

Freddy Peralta takes the mound and while he doesn’t have the big fastball that we’ve seen from the first 2 starters, he’s been equally as effective at getting strikeouts. Much of his 2021 success is credited to a new, cleaner, and very quick delivery, which feels a bit like a small sample fluke but I’m no MLB hitter so I’ll let the results speak on Peralta’s behalf.

Will Ron Washington Leave This Offseason?

Word leaked this past week that the Padres are looking at Ron Washington as their next skipper and that makes me incredibly sad. When asked about the rumor, Washington had this to say:

“I think I’m qualified. I think I can get that team over the hump. That’s my thinking. … I’m definitely able to get them where they want to go.”

Ron Washington

An Apology

For those that were on the thread yesterday, I am sorry for my ignorance. I assure you that I did not know the media source but that is no excuse for haphazardly posting something on impulse. I’ll learn from it and continue to grow as this blog’s head hauncho.

Game 3 starts in 2 hours. Let’s get it!