Greek Giant

Giants (26-45) Vs Braves (31-37) at Henry Aaron Stadium, 7: 35 PM
Johnny Cueto (5-6, 4.57) Vs R.A. Dickey (4-5, 5.35)

The Giants will play the Braves tonight (weather permitting) for the first time in a shine new suburban stadium in Atlanta. The move from Olympic Stadium in downtown Atlanta is fraught with racism, greed, and white paranoia, the reluctance to develop an African American neighborhood, not to mention many other factors you can read about here, here, and here.

As someone who has been to a game in Turner Field I can tell you from firsthand experience it was a delightful park and part of the soul of the city of Atlanta. The new park is located in Cobb County conveniently far enough away from the spectre of “urban decay” and in close proximity to all the highways leading to and from suburban wealth. The Braves never got the memo about urban redevelopment and how baseball parks are a key part of it.

Five Questions

  1. Which Johnny Cueto will show up tonight?
  2. Will the rains prevent a game from being played?
  3. Should Melancon be shelved on the DL or simply benched for a spell?
  4. Did anyone think that at 71 games into the season the Braves would have a better record than the Giants?
  5. Who leads the Giants in slugging percentage with a whopping 1.143 mark this season?

The Line Ups

Span CF
Nunez 3B
Crawford SS
Posey C
Pence RF
Panik 2B
Belt 1B
Hernandez LF
Cueto P

Inciarte CF
Phillips 2B
Markakis RF
Kemp LF
Adams 1B
Flowers C
Swanson SS
Camargo 3B
Dickey P