We might have seen the last of Jair Jurrjens in an Atlanta Braves uniform.
Jurrjens long fall from the heaven he experienced in the first half of 2011 reached another, once-unthinkable low point on Sunday. He showed again that hes not fooling major league hitters.
The Braves cant afford to send him out every fifth day, especially with a staff that has given up at least nine runs in four of the past seven games.
It seems Jurrjens has been pitching from a mound made of quicksand, and he may be disappearing from the Braves plans.
Jurrjens had another disastrous start Sunday, giving up six runs in 2 13 innings in a 9-2 loss to the Nationals. He faced 15 batters; nine of them had hits, two of which were home runs off the bat of Ryan Zimmerman.
It closely resembled many of his other outings in 2012:
-- Seven hits, five runs in 5 13 innings on April 13
-- Seven hits, four runs in four innings on April 18
-- Nine hits, five runs in three innings on April 23
-- Eight hits, eight ru...