Originally posted on BravesWire  |  Last updated 9/3/12
Kris Medlen is 6-0 with a 0.54 ERA as a starter this season Kris Medlen pitched his second complete game in his last 4 starts on Monday. He allowed but 1 unearned run while striking out 12 Colorado Rockies in another masterful performance. Since shifting back to the starting rotation at the end of August, Kris is 6-0 with a 0.54 ERA in 7 starts. Garnering as much attention as the results he’s getting… is the way he’s getting them. A fastball resting in the upper 80′s with plenty of movement, a plus breaking ball, an overpowering changeup and surgical command of every pitch. Sound like another right-handed hurler we’ve seen with a tomahawk across his chest? As a starter in 2012 (50 innings), Medlen has struck out 50 batters, while walking just 3 batters. THREE. On Monday, it took Medlen until the 6th inning to reach his first 2-ball count. It may not be fair to Kris Medlen to compare him to the greatest starting pitcher of a generation, but don’t try to tell me the name “Greg Maddux...
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