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The Atlanta Braves were hoping to have both Brandon Beachy and Tim Hudson in their starting rotation this season. Unfortunately for Atlanta it wasn't meant to be, as Hudson went down with a season-ending ankle injury just before Beachy wrapped up his rehab assignment. Now, Beachy is taking Hudson's place in the Braves' rotation, as the right-hander is slated to make his season debut tonight.
Beachy was initially set to rejoin the Braves earlier this season, but he suffered a setback well into his initial rehab assignment. He's since resumed throwing and recently completed his assignment, telling reporters -- including Eric Single of MLB.com -- that he's felt good since restarting his rehab.
"I feel good now, and I've felt good ever since I
started up again from that little shut-down period," Beachy said.
Beachy tossed a final side session on Saturday without issue, clearing his way to take the mound tonight. Manager Fredi Gonzalez and pitching coach Roger McDowell watched the session, and the skipper is confident Beachy is ready to return.
"He's ready," Gonzalez said of Beachy. "I
talked to him this afternoon when he came in, and he felt great. Nothing from
the bullpen yesterday, so we're going to give him the nod tomorrow."
Prior to hitting the disabled list with his season-ending injury, Beachy was one of the best pitchers in baseball last year. The 26-year-old posted an ERA and WHIP of 2.00 and 0.963 over 13 starts, and Atlanta is hoping for more of the same this season.
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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...
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...
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...
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).
The Atlanta Braves have opened up a substantial lead in the National League East, yet there is the feeling that the Braves are not a formidable team. A big reason for that is the NL East itself. The Braves are the only team in the division with a record above .500. The Braves also have only the 3rd best record in the National League and the Dodgers are the hottest team in baseball...
Do you remember that old Tiger Woods commercial years ago when he juggled a golf ball on his club and then smashed the hell out of it? Well, during the Braves' recent series in New York against the Mets, some members of the team attempted the trick with a baseball and a bat. Luis Ayala, Chris Johnson, and Paul Janish all failed to varying degrees. Then slick-fielding shortstop...
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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...
Fueled by a six-run fourth inning, the Atlanta Braves' offense jumped all over the Colorado Rockies' pitching staff for the second consecutive night, winning the game 11-3. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Since inserting Jason Heyward into the leadoff role, the Braves' offense has looked better and better (and better)
When the Braves returned from a seven...
The non-traditional two catcher and two outfielder lineup is taking the field defensively today according to a FOX graphic… Yes, there may have been an error made by the TV folks.
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Freddie Freeman hit two home runs, Brian McCann added a three-run shot and the Atlanta Braves won their fifth straight game with an 11-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
The Braves, who scored 10 unanswered runs, moved 10 games ahead of second-place Washington in the NL East. They lead the majors with a 36-15 home record.
Freeman had four RBIs with his first...
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...