On Wednesday night Brandon Beachy made his fourth start in the month of July with the Gwinnett Braves. In those four starts, he has not had any setbacks with his right elbow bothering him like we saw in June. Beachy was thought to make at least one more appearance in Triple-A before being called up to the majors but the phone might be ringing a little earlier now.
With Tim Hudson going to the ground last night with a fractured right ankle, Beachy will probably be the man to step into Huddy’s spot in the rotation. Tim’s next start was scheduled to be Monday night against the Rockies so we anticipate that belonging to Brandon now.
In Brandon’s rehab start last night, he went six strong innings for Gwinnett giving up two runs but only one earned, he had three strikeouts, gave up two hits and four walks. Not the best stat line for an MLBer in the minors. For the season Beachy holds a 1-4 record with the Triple-A Braves.
Beachy gave the G-Braves a quality start in his ninth rehab start of the season, and seventh with Gwinnett but their offense just hasn’t been there when he’s on the mound….well it hasn’t been there the entire season, Gwinnett is second to last in runs scored in the International League for 2013.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was not ready to reveal his pitching plans when he spoke to the media less than an hour after Hudson was carted off the field. But he might be willing to provide more information before Thursday afternoon’s series finale against the Mets.