August 15, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm (17) pitches in the second inning against the San Diego Padres at Turner field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Maholm, When In Rome

August 21, 2012; Washington, D.C., USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm (17) pitches in the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports


Paul Maholm made his first rehab start in the Rome Braves organization which is the single A Braves team.  Much has been said about his return to the rotation and what could happen.  Some believe the Braves will go to a 6 man rotation, others feel Brandon Beachy or Kris Medlen will go into the bullpen and another scenario would be Maholm going into the pen.

In his first rehab start Maholm exited to a huge round of applause from the Rome Braves fans.  His line for the evening was 5.2IP, 1R, 4H, 0BB, 6K (83 Pitches).

Though he pitched well, I believe they give him another rehab start either in Rome again or Gwinnett.  He will probably be ready to return to Atlanta by next weekend.

With injuries coming and going, this is a positive for Braves fans.

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  • Matthew Jones

    If the Braves go to a 6 man rotation, I don’t know if that’d be a bad thing for the time being. After tonight’s game, it seemed like Minor’s getting a bit tired (although it might just be his bad pitching against the Nationals flaring up again), they could go with a bit more rest to get to the postseason. I just don’t see them putting Wood back into the pen, or Maholm there, either. Medlen might be a candidate, but he’s been pitching a lot better of late as well…

    • fireboss

      There was a whisper the other day that they wanted to give Teheran and extra day and likely Minor and Beachy as well. I suspect you’ll see them bumped a day with an off day and try to pitch everyone