Andrelton Simmons had to wait an extra day to make his debut in the Major Leagues for the Atlanta Braves but he looked as good as advertised defensively despite an 0 for 3 showing at the plate. Simmons talked about his debut following the game.
"It was comfortable. The view was a bit different, with all the people in the back, but pretty much it was another game. I felt comfortable out there, saw the ball well, made the plays. It went well, just didn't get the win."
Simmons hit one lined a shot right at the shortstop in one of his at bats that was turned into a 6-4-3 double play. There is little shame in going 0 for 3 against a pitcher like Stephen Strasburg particularly when he is in a groove like on Saturday. Simmons looked the part defensively as he made many routine plays in the field look rather routine.