Taking three cuts following the Braves' 7-4 loss to the Tigers at Comerica Park on Saturday.
1. Has Medlen come back down to earth?
Kris Medlen got off to an impressively odd start, scoring his first out before pitching a strike.
He walked Austin Jackson on four pitches before picking him off. Medlen now has 12 pickoffs since the start of last season, a figure only bested by the Reds' Johnny Cueto, Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey and Dodgers' Zack Greinke.
But while the Braves didn't drop a regular-season game Medlen started in almost three years -- a run that would go from May 23, 2010 until April 4's 2-0 loss to the Phillies, and which included an MLB-record 23 straight victories -- they've now dropped two such games.
He followed up a 4-2 defeat on Sunday vs. the Pirates in which he yielded three runs on seven hits, by giving up five runs and 10 hits, a career high, against the Tigers.
Medlen (1-3) had just one previous stretch where he had allowed at least five earned runs, and tho...