Wednesday, July 1, 2015
ROOT FOR BANUELOS, HE'S THROWING THURSDAY
Look, we already lost the David Carpenter, Manny Banuelos sweepstakes, although Chasen Shreve has been decent... but Carpenter's already gone... and this is a quick and important note; Manny Banuelos will make his Braves debut on Thursday. Write that down.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution: "Banuelos, 24, is expected to be called up from Gwinnett and make his major league debut Thursday with a start against the Washington Nationals in a series-finale matchup against arguably baseball’s hottest pitcher, Max Scherzer.
Banuelos would take the rotation turn of rookie Williams Perez, who was placed on the 15-day Saturday with a bruised foot after being struck by a sharp one-hop grounder Friday."
I'm a fan, a big fan of Banuelos. Maybe it's the lefty thing, but maybe I just believed in the kid a helluva lot more than the Yankees did. Just to rub it in more, AJC writes: "Banuelos is 6-2 with a 2.29 ERA and .215 opponents’ average in 15 starts at Gwinnett, with 69 strikeouts, 38 walks and two homers allowed in 82 2/3 innings."
Boom. That just happened. He should get his shot.
Root for Manny. He deserves our support.
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