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Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy will make his first start in more than a year on Monday night against Colorado as he completes his comeback from elbow surgery.
The Braves confirmed Sunday that Beachy will come off the disabled list for his first start since right elbow ligament-replacement surgery in June 2012.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez says Beachy probably will be limited to about 100 pitches. Gonzalez says Beachy's return to the rotation ''is like getting a big piece in a trade at deadline.''
Beachy moves into Tim Hudson's rotation spot. Hudson's season ended when he broke his right ankle on Wednesday night.
Beachy was 5-5, led the NL with a 2.00 ERA, and appeared bound for an All-Star appearance when his 2012 season ended after 13 starts.
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ATLANTA -- Before Brandon Beachy took the mound Monday night, Braves general manager Frank Wren sat atop the navy-blue padded backing of the home dugout's bench discussing deadline deals, offensive improvement and team health. Eventually talk shifted to Beachy, who made his first major league start since undergoing Tommy John surgery last June.
Wren, looking rather energetic...
An Uggla hot streak would seal the regular season deal
The Atlanta Braves have opened up an eight game lead in the National League East race, but the season is far from over. So who are the three players that are key the rest of the season and into the playoffs?
Even before Tim Hudson‘s injury, I considered Brandon Beachy to be a key this season. Beachy was one of the top pitchers...
O’Flaherty/Kimbrel/Venters in 2011-2012: 1.79 ERA and .197 opposing AVG in 417 inns.
Through the past two seasons, Atlanta’s bullpen dominance was driven by the trio of closer Craig Kimbrel and late-inning lefties Johnny Venters and Eric O’Flaherty. From the start of 2011 through the end of the 2012 season, the trio of Kimbrel, Venters & O’Flaherty combined for a 1...
ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 5-2 victory over the Cardinals (62-40), clinching a sweep of the National League's premier club, record-wise.
1. The Braves are now viable threats for landing the top spot in the NL playoffs
Yes, it's still July; and yes, Atlanta only has an 8 12-game lead over Washington (winners of three straight).
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The Atlanta Braves had been scouting left handed options for their bullpen after losing Jonny Venters and Eric O’Flaherty earlier in the year.
On Monday the Braves acquired left handed reliever Scott Downs from the Los Angeles Angels.
Downs, 37, has been one of baseball’s best relievers since moving to the bellpen full-time...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. A Brief Review of Brandon Beachy’s Season Debut
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
A Brief Review of Brandon Beachy’s Season Debut
Undrafted out of Indiana Wesleyan University in 2008 following his junior year there, but subsequently signed that...
So glad this Beachy's finally coming back. The AJC has a nice article on him out this morning...
Beachy excited for Monday return
For Beachy, Monday might feel a little like making his major league debut all over again. Only this time he’s actually had a lot more anticipation. Beachy broke into the majors on Sept. 20, 2010 in Philadelphia, not knowing if he was even going to...
The Atlanta Braves have added a needed left-hander to their bullpen by acquiring Scott Downs from the Los Angeles Angels for minor league righty Cory Rasmus.
The Braves have lost left-handed relievers Jonny Venters and Eric O'Flaherty to season-ending elbow injuries. The 37-year-old Downs joins Luis Avilan as lefties in Atlanta's bullpen.
Downs was 2-3 with a 1.84 ERA in...
The Atlanta Braves made a move to bolster the bullpen acquiring left-hander reliever Scott Downs form the Los Angeles Angles in exchanges for minor leaguer Cory Rasmus.
Downs has compiled a 1.84 ERA in 43 appearances for the Angels this season holding opponents left-handed hitters to a .196 batting average and .255 on-base percentage. Right-handed hitters have batted .286 with a...
The Braves further strengthened the majors’ top-rated bullpen by trading for veteran left-hander Scott Downs from the Los Angles Angels in exchange for minor league reliever Cory Rasmus.
Downs 37 has a 1.84 ERA in 43 appearances this season with a .243 opponents’ average that includes a .196 average against left-handed hitters. He had a 1.24 ERA before his last appearance Thursday...
It may have been late July but the series between NL division leaders St. Louis and Atlanta has all the feel of post season baseball.
Both teams had good pitching performances, holding each other hit-less though the seventh with runners in scoring position.
Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly pitched into the seventh before parting ways after a fly-ball gaffe by left fielder Matt Holliday...
It wasn’t exactly redemption but it would have to do.
The Braves hosted the Cardinals on Friday night without the drama of a one-game Wild Card playoff and an infield fly called 225 feet from home plate to rile up the masses but they walked away 4-1 winners over the team with the best record in baseball in front of a packed house.
A sellout crowd of 50124 — only the third sellout...
It had been more than 13 months since Brandon Beachy pitched in the major leagues. And much longer since the Braves right-hander had given up seven runs in a game. As in never in his big-league career.
While Beachy’s first game back since Tommy John elbow surgery was hardly a rousing success Monday night his teammates picked him up twice erasing Colorado leads — including an...
Jason Heyward simultaneously wins the game and saves it.
Craig Kimbrel … doesn’t mind much.
Yasiel Puig can throw a bit, too bad the umpire wasn’t in on that info
Yasiel Puig makes a catch, hurts the wall, leaves Paco Rodriguez floored
Yunel Escobar is just showing off.
For all the shortcomings of Jeff Francoeur, throwing is not one of them.