Andrelton Simmons can't remember much about his first major-league homer.
The ball he hit was an off-speed pitch that sort of hung over the plate. OK, he recalls that.
There were handshakes with the Braves' two base coaches. Yeah, that's customary.
But other than that? Nothing, leaving teammate Jason Heyward to fill in one of the blanks.
"First row. That's all you got," Heyward said from an adjacent locker in the Braves' clubhouse after their 5-2 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday. "First row."
That's perfectly fine for Simmons, a defensive specialist at shortstop who has had a heavenly first seven days in the majors.
He was expected to make an impact at short, which is why the Braves promoted him from Double-A Mississippi on May 30, taking the place of Tyler Pastornicky, another rookie who struggled in the field.
And Simmons has been flawless at shortstop handling all 36 chances, including snaring a hard-hit grounder to start a game-changing double play against Miami on Thu...