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The Atlanta Braves have optioned right-hander Cory Gearrin to Triple-A Gwinnett to clear a roster spot for Tim Hudson to come off the disabled list and start in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.
Hudson is making his season debut after recovering from surgery in November to repair a herniated disc in his back. The right-hander had discomfort in his back the past two seasons, and the surgery was scheduled after the pain became worse during his offseason workouts.
Hudson was 16-10 with a 3.22 ERA last season. He allowed one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings in his final rehab start with Gwinnett.
Gearrin was recalled on Tuesday when struggling right-hander Jair Jurrjens was sent to Gwinnett. Gearrin did not appear in a game with Atlanta.
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Tim Hudson's fastball wasn't great. His sinker sometimes stunk. His cutter didn't always do what he wanted.
None of that mattered on Sunday. It was a great day for Hudson.
Seven months to the day after his last big league start which ended in a season-ending loss to the Phillies -- and five months after back surgery, Hudson returned to a big league mound.
Michael Bourn is doing exactly what the Braves hoped and certainly thought -- he would. He's hitting and darting and dashing and tracking down everything hit in Atlanta's 404 area code.
Bourn is the Braves' first true leadoff hitter in seven years and their best center fielder since Andruw Jones waved goodbye to Atlanta in 2007. And he's playing like it.
A wonderful play by Dan Uggla, but it’s far from the best part. After catching the ball, Uggla proceeds to drive his right knee into Tyler Pastornicky‘s gut and right shin into his groin, then completes a rolling judo throw by using his right hand to grab Pastronicky’s left shoulder and send him flying. Note
ATLANTA (AP) -- Tim Hudson survived five tough innings to win in his return from offseason back surgery and the Atlanta Braves held on in the ninth to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Sunday.
Hudson (1-0) pitched in the majors for the first time since his operation last November to repair a herniated disc. The right-hander threw 96 pitches while giving up two runs on six hits...
Tim Hudson survived five tough innings to win in his return from offseason back surgery and the Atlanta Braves held on in the ninth to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Sunday.
Hudson (1-0) pitched in the majors for the first time since his operation last November to repair a herniated disc. The right-hander threw 96 pitches while giving up two runs on six hits and two walks. He...
Our pretty Beachy "stretching" during batting practice
Cousin Catherine and I went to the game Friday, had a super-awesome time. The picture above is the best one I snagged, but I'll post a few more below. Everyone was pretty scattered today!
Rossy laughing. EO hat. HUDDY! Kimmie's cute grin.
I swear, it looks like Meds can see my lens pointed at him from all the...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Streaking Alex Presley helped the Pirates finally provide tough-luck starter Erik Bedard some support and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Saturday night.
Presley had two hits to extend his career-best hitting streak to 12 games. He scored two runs and drove in a run with a double. Pedro Alvarez also had a run-scoring double.
Bedard (1-4) gave...
Monday: Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. (SportSouth); Probable starters: James McDonald (0-1, 2.78 ERA) vs. Mike Minor (2-1, 3.42)
Tuesday: Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. (SportSouth); Cole Hamels (3-1, 2.73) vs. Brandon Beachy (2-1, 1.05)
Wednesday: Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. (SportSouth); Roy Halladay (3-2, 1.95) vs. Tommy Hanson (3-2, 3.00)
Tim Hudson returns to the mound today to face the Pirates and Kevin Correia who has allowed only 4 runs in 18 innings pitched this year. My gut says Pit so lets take Pit +145.
More games coming later.....
I know everyone is rushing to blame a few errors for this loss but that’s not it. Kevin Correia is the reason this team lost. You can’t walk five and give up four hits in less than five innings. Especially when you can’t even strike out the pitcher. Correia’s luck ran out. That’s what lost [...]