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One day after Jason Heyward was lost for 4-6 weeks with a fractured jaw, the Braves released another potentially tough bit of news as Brandon Beachy will see Dr. James Andrews to have his surgically repaired elbow examined.
Beachy has seen a dip in velocity since coming back from Tommy John surgery, with his fastball going from 91.2 mph in his first game back July 29 -- which is just under Beachy's average of 91.5 -- to 89.8, 89.1 and 89.8 in his last three starts. He was down as low as the mid-80 mph range in the last of his six innings Tuesday against the Mets.
It was Andrews who performed the procedure on Beachy's elbow 14 months ago.
We just didnt like the way that last inning went in New York," manager Fredi Gonzalez told reporters before Thursday's game. "So he flew down to see Dr. Duralde to get an MRI. And then on Monday hes going to see Dr. Andrews. Who knows better than the guy who did the surgery? I can give you more information after that."
The Braves are skipping Beachy's next scheduled start on Sunday, with Mike Minor taking the ball instead.
Despite the dip in mph, Beachy (2-1) has been strong in his last four outings with a 2.73 ERA, .198 batting average against and an 18:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
There is speculation Beachy may have inflammation in the elbow, which he dealt with in June, causing the Braves to shut him down for a couple of weeks before he could continue his rehab. But Losing him for any amount of time could be a tough blow to a rotation that is already without Tim Hudson.
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The Atlanta Braves have placed Brandon Beachy on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
The NL East leaders announced Thursday that the right-hander would miss his next start. Outfielder Todd Cunningham was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett before Friday's game against the Cardinals.
Beachy allowed three earned runs and five hits in six innings during a 5-3 loss...
The Atlanta Braves have now lost Jason Heyward and had more injuries this season than I can remember them ever having. While the Braves have been able to overcome them up to this point, I’m pondering whether they have enough manpower left to finish with the best record in the National League, and secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Not to mention, be successful...
The Atlanta Braves lost a huge bat in the lineup on Wednesday, as outfielder Jason Heyward fractured his jaw in two places when New York Mets’ pitcher Jonathon Niese hit him in the sixth inning in what would prove to be a 4-1 victory for the Braves. The injury is a very significant one for the Braves’ first round pick from the 2007 MLB Draft, as it will likely be 4-6 weeks before...
Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 4-3 road loss to the Mets on Tuesday.
1. It's crunch time for Brandon Beachy, even though Atlanta is cruising toward a division title
OK, so nobody would ever confuse the current New York lineup (sans David Wright) with the 1927 Yankees or even the 1984 Mets, but Beachy still deserves props for his stellar work in the first...
The sixth inning of the Braves-Mets game on Wednesday offered up a scary moment, as Atlanta outfielder Jason Heyward was hit near the head with a 90-mile-per-hour fastball from Jonathan Niese.
Heyward, who entered the game as one of the most productive second-half hitters in baseball, took the 1-2 pitch up near the right side of his jaw -- the video appears to show it nicked his...
Braves outfielder Jason Heyward had surgery Thursday on his broken right jaw after he was struck by a pitch.
The team has not said how long he will be out, but he could miss the rest of the regular season.
Dr. Glenn Maron operated in Atlanta, one day after Heyward was injured. He inserted plates in both places where the jaw was fractured.
Atlanta has a commanding lead in the NL...
As reported a few hours ago by our own Robert Murray, Jason Heyward's jaw was broken in two places when he was hit by Jonathan Niese fastball today. Jason is due for surgery tomorrow on his fractured jaw back in Atlanta.
But what exactly does this mean for the Braves? They have already had 6 season ending surgeries this season, and despite it all, they have MLB's best...
This is exactly why I was not real interested in playing baseball as a kid (that and I sucked). Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was hit in the face with pitch during today's game against the New York Mets.
If it sounds like it hurts, well--it does. The poor man was spitting blood when he was helped off the field.
He was taken to the hospital for further examination...
ATLANTA -- The Braves have solidified their place on the short list of World Series contenders in 2013, but no other team on that list has encountered more misfortune in the process. As Jason Heyward's fractured jaw illustrated once more on Wednesday afternoon, Atlanta's 77-49 record has not come without a price.
Sure, the Boston Red Sox have played without starter Clay...
In an incredibly scary moment, Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward hit the dirt after being hit by a pitch in what looks like the ear/back of the head area.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was taken to a hospital after being hit in the face with a pitch in Wednesday’s game against the New York Mets.
The incident occurred in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game. Mets pitcher Jon Niese was on the mound and threw a pitch which hit Heyward in the face. The pitch did not appear to be intentional and both Mets catcher John Buck...
Remember a few hours ago when we brought you the news that Jason Heyward was hit in the face by a pitch from Jonathon Niese of the New York Mets? Well, the news isn't good for Atlanta's right fielder, as the plunking fractured his jaw and will cost him four to six weeks.
Heyward has been a major reason for Atlanta's 23-8 record in the second half. Since the All...
Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward is out of the team’s lineup for the next 4-6 weeks.
Heyward was drilled by a fastball delivered by New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s 4-1 victory.
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I can’t let good defense go unnoticed as Heyward, Thomas & Young made some tremendous catches on Monday night for their respective teams. None of them are part of a law firm nor in contentions of getting a Gold Glove this year but all three made another night of Major League Baseball worth watching.
Here is Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward...