Braves will go 8-2 in Monday games for the second half.
I like that one!
Peter Moylan will be in the bullpen by August 1st.
"Chipper will get hit."
...by a pitch from Carlos Zambrano, leading to our mammoth-forearmed second baseman placing Z in a headlock until he finally whimpers "Chipper is my daddy" ?
If he said Montana, I would have believed him.
My bold prediction is that there will be the most minimal difference in winning percentage between games started by Simmons and games started by Wilson/Pastornicky/etc. at SS.
Uggla will go on a hot streak; Tyler Pastornicky will hit .300 and play good defense until Simmons comes back. McCann will hit over .350 the second half.
Chipper will play great baseball and be asked to return next year.
Jair Jurrjens will win 10 games in the second half.
Ben Sheets will be great for the Braves and win 7 games in the second half.
Tommy Hanson will win 20 games for the season with 10 victories in the second half
Jonny Venters will play in the minors until he gets back in time to help the Braves win the division.
Sean Gilmartin will come up and win a vital game and be sent back to the minors.
Jason Heyward will put everything together and come up with 25 homers, 90 RBIs and a .290 Batting Average with 20 steals.
Andrelton Simmons will come back in late August and play excellent defense while hitting .320.