After the Braves walked away with a win against the Tigers last night in Detroit 3-2, the team felt reassured to see Tim Hudson deliver such a solid performance as he threw 60% of his pitches for strikes (45 for 75). Yet, then the news came that John Smoltz was scratched from the start against today’s game versus the Indians. Not wanting to take any chances before the season play begins, it was determined it was better safe than sorry. The 40-year old Smoltz said he was not concerned, but should he be? Is the season going to be a constant struggle for the veteran to stay healthy? Should he throw in the towel and retire after a stellar career just as Brett Farve finally decided he couldn’t give his team or the game his best?
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