Greetings Baseball Fans! It’s time for daytime baseball – and Braves fans will have a little extra spring in their step today with the surprisingly quick return of Jason Heyward to the lineup today. Here’s the lineup (which looks almost playoff-worthy):
- Heyward CF
- Justin Upton RF
- Freddie Freeman 1B
- Evan Gattis LF
- Brian McCann C
- Chris Johnson 3B
- Dan Uggla 2B
- Andrelton Simmons 6
- Paul Maholm P
Weather right now at the Wrigleyville station is being reported as follows:
- 71 to 71.5 degrees
- Mostly Cloudy to Overcast
- Wind from the SW at 5 to 8 mph, occasionally swinging to the South and West. Gusts to 12 mph.
- Humidity 79%
Sooooo what does that means: the wind is blowing OUT: directly toward center field and Lake Michigan. Nobody knows this more than Paul Maholm, so let’s just hope he can keep the ball down and in the park.
Jason will be worked back in somewhat slowly: here’s the start of the plan…
Plan is for Heyward to play 5 innings / get 3 at bats today. Will likely take Saturday off and get back in lineup Sunday. #Braves
— Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) September 20, 2013
I’ll do play-by-play later… may be just a touch late due to lunch considerations.