Found June 23, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
This is exactly what Jair Jurrjens needed. In turn, this is exactly what the Braves wanted to see from Jurrjens. And it would have been tough to find anyone who could have predicted this kind of a performance from a guy who spent the past eight weeks in minor league exile. I thought he would get rocked and rolled and be gone by the third inning. But there was Jurrjens on Friday night, recalled by the Braves out of necessity, facing the red-hot Red Sox at Fenway Park. Somehow, Jurrjens rediscovered the touch, the magic that made him one of the Braves' most consistent starters for most of the past four years. He made Boston's bats disappear for the better part of 7 23 innings in his first major-league start since April 23, giving the Braves hope that Jurrjens can fill the massive void left in their rotation when Brandon Beachy was lost for the year after having Tommy John surgery. Jurrjens needed help from his bullpen as the Braves stopped the Red Sox' five-game win...

Jurrjens sharp in return, Braves top Red Sox 4-1

Jair Jurrjens made an impressive return to the majors by limiting the Boston Red Sox to one run and three hits, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 win on Friday night. Jurrjens, an All-Star last season when he topped the Braves with 13 wins, worked 7 2-3 innings and left after allowing an RBI double by Daniel Nava that drove in Will Middlebrooks, who led off the eighth with a double...

Back from minors, Jurrjens pitches Braves past Red Sox

BOSTON -- Jair Jurrjens' return to the big leagues was a well-timed, splendid performance. Recalled from the minors to make his first major league start since late April, Jurrjens pitched a solid 7 2/3 innings, and the Atlanta Braves halted Boston's five-game winning streak Friday night with a 4-1 victory over the Red Sox. Jurrjens, an All-Star last season, missed all...

Braves' Beachy has elbow surgery

The Braves say Brandon Beachy has had successful right elbow ligament-replacement surgery. The operation to reconstruct the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in Beachy's elbow was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla., on Thursday. Andrews has performed many of the ligament replacement operations known as Tommy John surgery. Beachy faces a recovery period...

Braves' Beachy has Tommy John surgery

Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy, who is tied for the Major League lead in ERA, had successful Tommy John surgery on Thursday and is expected to be out of action for about a year. Dr. James Andrews, who performed the operation, had decided on Wednesday that Beachy would not be able to avoid surgery on the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Beachy...

Braves 4, Red Sox 1

BOSTON -- Recalled from the minors to make his first major league start since late April, Jair Jurrjens pitched a solid 7 2/3 innings, and the Atlanta Braves halted Boston's five-game winning streak Friday night with a 4-1 victory over the Red Sox. Andrelton Simmons drove in two runs, and Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with two doubles and scored two runs for the Braves, who just...

Newly signed Hernandez likely to be long reliever for Brewers

Livan Hernandez has not been around forever. It only seems that way. The 37-year-old right-hander found yet another team to play for when the Milwaukee Brewers signed him to a deal for the remainder of the season. Hernandez was released a few days earlier by the Atlanta Braves. Though Hernandez has been a starting pitcher for most of his career, the Brewers plan on using him...

The highest pitching game score of all time

The Game Score statistic was developed by Bill James as a way of giving pitchers a score for each game they pitch. A closer look at how the stat is calculated will be discussed later in this post. The statistic is a way to rate starting pitchers. The average starting pitching Game Score is 49 to 51 (depending on the year). This season's league average is 51. R.A. Dickey currently...

How we see it goin' down: Braves - Red Sox series

First Pitch: Friday 7:10, Saturday 7:15, Sunday 1:35 Arms: Friday: Jair Jurrjens, RHP (0-2, 9.37 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (4-4, 4.53 ERA) Saturday: Randall Delgado, RHP (4-7, 4.12 ERA) vs. Franklin Morales, LHP (0-1, 3.14 ERA) Sunday: Mike Minor, LHP (3-5, 6.04 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz, RHP (8-2, 5.53 ERA)                                    Yard: Fenway...

“Sunday MLB on TBS” to Feature Red Sox vs. Braves in Interleague Matchup from Fenway Park

“Sunday MLB on TBS” will feature the Boston Red Sox and second baseman Dustin Pedroia hosting the Atlanta Braves and catcher Brian McCann in interleague action June 24 at 1:30 p.m. ET from historic Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz (7-2) is scheduled to start for the Red Sox against Braves probable starter Mike Minor (3-5).  Calling the action will be Brian Anderson (play-by-play...

Recap: Sox bats come to life in 8-4 victory

F'n Middlebrooks  (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images) The Red Sox put some honest-to-goodness runs on the board and beat the Braves 8-4. Maybe Jair Jurrjens isn't so great after all.  Perhaps the Sox bats took last night off intentionally, storing up their energy and power to unleash it tonight.  Whatever the cause, it's just good to see some actual offense from...

Atlanta Braves @ Boston Red Sox Pitching Matchups: 6/22-6/24

Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change Friday, June 22 @ 7:10 PM Jair Jurrjens, RHP (0-2, 9.37) vs Jon Lester, LHP (4-4, 4.53) TV: NESN, MLB Network, Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Saturday, June 23 @ 7:15 PM Randall Delgado, RHP (4-7, 4.12) vs Franklin Morales, LHP (0-1, 3.14) TV: FOX Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Sunday...

Brewers sign Livan Hernandez

The Brewers have agreed to sign Livan Hernandez, Jon Heyman of reports. It appears Hernandez will initially help out in the bullpen but will be able to help out in the rotation if need. Hernandez was released by the Braves earlier this week after he was designated the week prior. Hernadez signed with the Braves in March after he was released by the Astros. He posted...

Game 71: Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves

Time: 7:15 PM ET TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI Red Sox (36-34) Nava LF Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Saltalamacchia C Gonzalez 1B Middlebrooks 3B Ross RF Kalish CF Aviles SS Pitching: LHP Franklin Morales (0-1, 3.14) Braves (38-32) Bourn CF Prado LF McCann DH Uggla 2B Freeman 1B Jones 3B Heyward RF Ross C Simmons SS Pitching: RHP Randall Delgado (4-7, 4.12)

Red Sox Begin Series with Braves

Tonight the Boston Red Sox will open a three game series with the Atlanta Braves, and close out interleague play for 2012. Tonight Franklin Morales will be on the mound for his second career start with Boston. They will face Jair Jurrjens tonight, who is off to a rough start. Morales was solid against the [...]
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