Recapping the events of April 4:â†µ
The Braves intend to keep outfielder Nate McLouth in the two hole (link). McLouth has provided Fredi Gonzalez enough confidence to remain second in the lineup. I will continue to keep track of the at bats he steals from Jason Heyward.â†µ
The Braves will give third baseman Chipper Jones a day off Thursday, the final game of the series in Milwaukee, which is a day game (same link). Brian McCann was given a day off Monday but entered late and had two plate appearances.â†µ
Nationals pitcher Oliver Perez is working on mechanical changes at their Spring Training complex (link).â†µ
Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick lost his World Series ring in a home burglary (link).â†µ
Yankees pitcher Pedro Feliciano has revenge on his mind for the series against the Mets (link). Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen expressed concern that Feliciano wouldn't last this season after having been "abused" by the Mets in 2010 (words of Brian Cashman).â†µ
The Phillies and Mets begin a three-game series in New York on Tuesday. The Nationals and Marlins square off in Miami.