Wilson draws tough assignment in first Braves start

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.”

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David from Athens, AL

September 4th, 2011
6:25 pm

Great pick up … FW

Brava

September 4th, 2011
6:55 pm

He did a great job. Glad to have him on the team.

Tom

September 4th, 2011
7:17 pm

Gonzo has started playing better since Wilson got here, wonder why?? A little competition maybe??

Brother John

September 4th, 2011
7:34 pm

Agreed. Jack Wilson a great pick up and a Braves’ kind of guy! Sometimes the smallest of pieces is what puts the whole puzzle together. Good job, Mr. Wren!

Bravo

September 5th, 2011
12:57 am

The pick up was great. With Gonzo not having a contract for next year Wilson could be a great fit with our minor league guys a couple years out. Wilson would cost much less when we realistically don’t want to lay out that much for Gonzo IMO.

Michael Procton

September 5th, 2011
1:01 am

No, Tom. Gonzalez has been hitting well for a week or so.

Remarkable

September 5th, 2011
7:28 am

Wilson is a great pick up for the strech run and even the playoffs but don’t go replacing Gonzalez with him just yet. We are all going to be glad to have him on the roster in October and I know he’s glad to be here.

alexcox

September 5th, 2011
5:13 pm

los bravos tienen q echar el resto por q esto fue lo q trajo WREN libranic protocor kk sheril nate helms lugo martines mater wilson rodrigo lopes bourn. AMIGOS llegen a conclusiones q l falta al CLUB

Lobosolo

September 5th, 2011
6:08 pm

Alexiscox…no seas pendejo!!!

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