After taking 2 out of 3 in their opening home stand hot-lanta travels west to battle the undefeated San Francisco Giants. Taking the hill for Atlanta is veteran right hander Tim Hudson who is returning to the bay area for the first time since being traded from Oakland. The 35 year old hurler is coming back from Tommy John surgery that kept him out of all but 7 games a season ago. Hudson was quoted saying ” I feel like I have better stuff than before the surgery”. This is fantastic news because without Hudson at 100% the Braves rotation could really take a hit. Anyone who has ever followed Tim Hudson knows what he is capable of, and trust me Hudson will not disappoint.
One negative that struck the Braves clubhouse came in the 3rd game against the Cubs. Chipper Jones lef the game with pain in his side. Jones is listed as day to day. With Jones being out normal 2nd baseman Martin Prado will move to 3rd base, and Omar Infante taking over at 2nd.
The only thing in world that could possibly slow down this Atlanta Braves season is being plagued by injuries. There is nothing sadder in life than wasted talent. Just ask the 2009 Mets! There is my first real cheap shot of the 2010 season, but who better to pick on than the Yankees ugly younger sister?
About the Author
Written by Bill Furey
My name is Bill Furey, and I am from Chelmsford, Massachusetts. I am 25 years old, and a complete baseball guru. This will be my first year blogging for major league baseball, and I am really looking forward to both voicing my opinion as well as covering games. As a former 3rd basemen for the University of Massachusetts-Lowell I got the amazing opportunity to compete, admire, and most importantly learn from some of the most talented players, and coaches this great game has to offer. Growing up in New England I have always been a die hard fan of the Sox, Pats, Celts, and Bruins. My love, understanding, and respect for the game of baseball takes major precedent in my life. I currently coach one of Massachusetts best 13 year old baseball teams. Teaching the game of baseball to young talented players is something I truly look forward to every time I take the field. The relationships I built from this wonderful game are better than any home run, stolen base, or any winning season. Baseball has given me life lessons I couldn't have learned anywhere else in the world. A baseball quote that best describes my passion for the game is this: "You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time." Jim Bouton, Ball Four, 1970. I look forward to covering the Atlanta Braves this season, and getting some great feedback from my followers. Play ball.