Here are some news and notes on the Braves. They are playing the final game of their series with Colorado tonight at Tuner Field. They won’t have leadoff hitter Omar Infante in the lineup tonight. He’s out with a broken finger. It looks like that injury will keep him on the shelf for at least a couple of months.
And Guess who is playing for the Greenville Drive? None other than future Hall of Famer John Smotlz. He’s pitching tonight in Augusta. He’s trying to get ready to join the Red Sox rotation later this season. His potential return date? June 19-21 at Fenway Park. Against? You guessed it, the Braves.
I have to admit it will be very strange seeing Smoltz in anything but a Braves uniform but that will be one heck of a storyline.