Talk about a tough first assignment. Jack Wilson made his first start as a Brave Sunday against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and playing at third base, where he’d played only one game in his whole career.
But he made a great smothering play on his first chance on his way to a smooth game defensively, and came up with a single off Kershaw in the seventh to key the three-run rally.
“I almost wanted to look at their third base coach and say ‘Hey, if you’ve got anything let me know,’” said Wilson, who has played 1,232 games at short, 45 at second and now two at third. “Just making sure I’m in the right spots and before the pitch is made. It ended up working out today. I was happy to be out there. We were 0-2 since I got here, so I was getting a little nervous.”