Aug 9, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37) pitches in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Brandon Beachy To Visit Dr. Andrews

“Atlanta Braves Brandon Beachy To Visit Dr. Andrews”, are words no one ever wants to hear.  Especially for the first place Braves has the chips keep falling.

Aug 20, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37) pitches against the New York Mets during the first inning of a game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

As our own Fred reported earlier, Brandon Beachy will visit Dr. Andrews on Monday to figure out if anything is wrong with his elbow.  Brandon of course is trying to return from his first Tommy John Surgery that was last June.

Beachy last pitched on Tuesday when he went 6 innings giving up five hits, four runs while striking out four.  But he cruised through the first five innings of the game until the 6th inning.  Then all hell broke out and he gave up four runs.

After the game Beachy told reports “I was hitting spots.  When I’m hitting spots and getting ahead, putting guys on their heels a little bit, mixing it up well, I’m pretty effective,” Beachy said.  “But I just kind of ran into a buzz saw there in the sixth inning.”

Of the last seven fastballs in his last inning in New York, only one was over 90 mph.  His final pitch was 82 mph and he told Fredi “that was his fastball”

Then, the news broke on Thursday afternoon that Beachy had an MRI already and was on his way to Dr. Andrews on Monday.

Before the game, Manager Fredi Gonzalez spoke on Beachy, “We just didn’t like the way the last inning went in New York so he flew down to see Dr. Giraldi to get an MRI and he’s coming back here (St. Louis), he will be here this evening sometime.  But on Monday he is going to go see Dr. Andrews and he is going to check him out.  Who knows better than the guy who preformed the surgery.”

Currently few know the extent of the injury, but I do know one thing…when a player goes to see Dr. Andrews, it’s never a good sign.




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