The Series Cynic: Braves' bats still nowhere to be found
By Ben BussardFriday April 23, 2010 02:00 pm EDT
Nutshell of Cynicism: The Atlanta Braves offense continues to sputter and their .229 team batting average-tied for second-lowest in the National League-is a clear testament to that.
Despite hitting two of the most unpredictable home runs in recent memory, Troy "Big Lazy" Glaus and Lil' Nate McLouth remain gaping holes in the Braves' lineup.
It's becoming increasingly difficult for Bobby Cox to put pen to paper on an everyday lineup when he knows that Glaus (.170), McLouth (.171) and the lead-off combination of Matt Diaz (.167) and Melky Cabrera (.125) are more likely to spontaneously combust than get a hit.
I usually reserve these weekly columns for heavily opinionated sports banter that unintentionally infuriates most and enlightens few, but I wanted to pull a U-turn and shed some light on a story that everyone can enjoy.
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