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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Janish makes the postseason roster

A postseason logo adorns the cap of Atlanta Braves' Paul Janish as he waits his turn during baseball batting practice on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Atlanta. The Los Angeles Dodgers are to play the Braves in Game 1 of the National League Division Series in Atlanta, Thursday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

I confess, I'm a bit shocked at this. Not that Paul Janish made the Braves postseason roster; I was expecting that. Not even that Uggla was left off. He's not a fit for the bench, and Fredi Gonzalez has clearly lost faith in him as a starter. No, what's really surprising is that the Braves are going with just 5 infielders. Janish will be the only backup infielder on the bench.

This is almost unheard of for the post-season. It will limit Fredi's opportunities to pinch hit, and if anyone gets injured or ejected, he's basically screwed.

I guess they figured with a short series - only 5 games - they're willing to take the risk.


posted by BubbaFan, 7:37 PM


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