Jurrjens’ next start pushed back until Saturday, Escobar out of lineup

Jair Jurrjens’s next start will be pushed back to next Saturday at Philadelphia so he can rest his sore left hamstring. The off day Monday will allow the Braves to skip his turn in the rotation and keep everyone else on regular rest.

Jurrjens had to leave Thursday’s start in St. Louis after only one inning because of a sore left hamstring. He thought he could pitch through it but came out after he admitted it was changing his delivery to compensate for the pain. He gave up a three-run home run to David Freese.

“I want to go out there being at least 90 percent,” said Jurrjens, who has also battled shoulder soreness since before spring training. “Every start I have something bugging me. Maybe this will be a good chance to get all the stuff that has been bugging me to at least 90 percent and at least be myself again.”

Jurrjens was examined by the team doctor on Friday afternoon.

“They said it was improving,” Jurrjens said. “It just feels stiff. Rapid movement is the only time I can feel pain, but walking is just stiff.”

Yunel Escobar was out of the lineup Friday after straining his groin in the seventh inning Thursday fielding a ground ball. He expected to be out at least Friday and Saturday against the Astros.

“It’s bothering me a little bit, but I just need some time to rest and then I thinks I’ll be good,” Escobar said through a translator. “I’m not going to run today or tomorrow, just do treatment and relax.”

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chin music

April 30th, 2010
5:48 pm

i thinks the braves will sweep the ’stros.

shawn

April 30th, 2010
5:52 pm

Chin music,
Have you been watching braves lately?

Virginia Ranger

April 30th, 2010
5:53 pm

Chin man don’t count on it. My weekend will revolve around the Brave. How stoopid of me

Doc Holiday

April 30th, 2010
5:54 pm

Have we lost yet? night game I suppose.

Doc Holiday

April 30th, 2010
5:55 pm

Oh forgot, got to stay positive, since IT IS STILL EARLY………

chin music

April 30th, 2010
6:04 pm

i thinks you negative people needs a attitude adjustment. mcclouth goes 3-4 tonight.

Marshmellow

April 30th, 2010
6:08 pm

chin music – will you marry me? It’d be nice to have someone so optimistic around all the time. Oh…guess I can’t – I’m already married.

fordcobra

April 30th, 2010
6:08 pm

fordcobra

April 30th, 2010
6:09 pm

wake up before Freddie Kruger get’s you. You must be dreaming if you really think we don’t have major problems here.

The Abs Man

April 30th, 2010
6:20 pm

Wonder at what point Gen. Custer and men at Little Big Horn said, “…Early in the battle…so what we’re so overmatched and so overwhelming out-manned it’s not funny. But don’t worry, it’s early….”

Will Cox make adjustments?
Will he try and create runs against Astros?
Try and steal some bases?
Try to hit and run?
Try not to waste outs with stupid bunts early in games?

Will he admit if you take away (umpire) Jeff Nelson’s gift vs. Rockies and miracle late HR orgy vs. Phils, Wren’s Wrambling Wreck = 10 games under .500?

Those questions all get a ‘No” answer to long-time Braves’ fans.
Captain Bobby “Ahab” Cox seeks his white-whale way of playing, and you all know what happened to the crew seeking Moby Dick.

Doc Holiday

April 30th, 2010
6:22 pm

Dont forget that in order to beat Houston, you have to play better than Houston. Right now, I dont think we are playing better baseball than Mississippi.

beauvighn

April 30th, 2010
6:29 pm

I have actually enjoyed watching the kids at Gwinnett on CSS the last few days. Those guys play the game hard and get this…I actually witness a bunt base hit by Blanco. Go figure, you can actually bunt to get a base hit. I also witness Freddie get a couple hits and a kid hit the longest HR I have seen in a while….It restored my faith that someone in the organ-i-zation knows how to play the game

Tomahawk Mafia

April 30th, 2010
6:29 pm

A word of caution, the Braves have typically struggled against the Astros over the past few years. It would be optimistic to expect a win in this series. Chin Music, I hope you are correct about a 3-4 night from McClouth, but that is probably just wishful thinking.

Mudcat

April 30th, 2010
6:36 pm

These guys are SO hard to watch. I tried to give my tickets to tonights game away to some of the guys I know-no takers, so we’re going ourselves. Hope we don’t regret this.

The Abs Man

April 30th, 2010
6:37 pm

Let’s examinme most recent wrecks rendered by Wren:

Need to unload bloated salary, no other team is stupid enough to pick up Lowe’s 3-year, $45 million?
Wren trades 2009’s best pitcher, Javy Vazquez.
OK, Javy stinkin’ up the joint thus far in second tour with Yanks. That’s not Braves’ problem.
What is Braves’ BIG overweight problem is getting garbage-can fifth outfielder Melk-Dud Cabrrera, and Cox stupidly/stubbornly insisting on playing bum every day.
Wren was short-changed dramatically. Javy V worth a whole lot more than back-up at best decent glove, can’t-hit-to-save-his-life rat.

Wren wrecked the Rafael Soriano arbitration when closer accepted. Wren totally caught with fly down. Again. In haste to zip up, gave away talented, albeit un-sound fireballer for much lesser–at best–head case with strong arm.

Time to move Francoeur middle of last season? Consensus was yes, since Bobby whined like a little girl when his prize was demoted to minors for what, 18 hours? Fine, trade Jeff. But get more than Ryan Church, basically another Melky Cabrera.

Think ‘Roid Ranger Troy “Hat-Trick-of-Strikeouts-per-game” the answer. off the scrap pile? Could’ve retained LaRouche with a little better planning?

Maybe gave up on Kelly Johnson too soon? Yes, Kelly like Francoeur was bad last season, so that’s a tough call.
What’s an easy call is Wren and Cox.

louisabrave

April 30th, 2010
6:41 pm

hate it that Yunel is out but the lineup without him and Chipper didn’t do tooooooo bad.
sure would like to see Infante leading off but with Cox, who knows.
Hey, why not have the pitcher in the lead off spot, let him bunt, and get on first……IF he knows how to bunt ;0
THIS LOSING STREAK CAN’T GO ON FOREVER………can it?????

Bill Mc

April 30th, 2010
6:51 pm

Any other team and someone would lose their job (TP?). We need a wake up call like the Rockies got when they fired their manager. It needs to be sooner than later, before it’s too late.

gobravos

April 30th, 2010
7:06 pm

Why don’t they shut down JJ a little while longer? Is sounds like more is up with him than is being let out of the clubhouse. If it takes a week for him to get back to 90 percent, then he must be really hurtin’ now, and I think they rest him more to get him back to 100%. This doesn’t sound good at all….

bobby's cox

April 30th, 2010
7:19 pm

Damn-This is ridiculous. Treading out retreads and hoping and praying for different results. If baseball had balls they would implement a Salary cap and this would create more competition eliminating the extremes in payrolls that we currently experience. Pathetic that the owners and the players association have their heads so far up their own butts , they cannot see that they are slowly killing the golden goose. Eventually contraction will occur due to the imbalance. The small market teams are being killed off. Sad..Very Sad.

shawn

April 30th, 2010
7:26 pm

Chin Music,

I would love Braves to win tonight and the rest of the season but there is a difference between fantasy and reality. We are not being negative..Say it exactely how this team is which is not much………

DB Cooper

April 30th, 2010
7:43 pm

folks its 1979 again these are the retro Braves

chin music

April 30th, 2010
7:43 pm

mclouth 1-1….

Doc Holiday

April 30th, 2010
7:44 pm

I sure hate the orioles………..if it was not for them………..we would have the best losing record in the majors……….Thats just a way of thinking………..we are the best at something.

chin music

April 30th, 2010
8:14 pm

mclouth 2-2….

corkylovesbeer

April 30th, 2010
8:20 pm

Welcome home Braves. I am sure it feels good to be back in Braves Country at Turner Field. We will sweep the stros.

chin music

April 30th, 2010
10:16 pm

i thinks all the naysayers were rooting for the braves to lose. and they must bees soooo disappointed :)

kwajbraves

April 30th, 2010
11:04 pm

Wow! A pyrrhic victory… We finally run into a team that is actually playing worse than us… I don’t think that we are going to get any winning streak going with only 6 hits per night.

willieg hates bill shanks

May 1st, 2010
5:35 am

tid fortat, here we go can the braves win 9in arow ?

willieg hates bill shanks

May 1st, 2010
5:36 am

the braves need to clone hanson and heyward the HAND H GANG.

willieg hates bill shanks

May 1st, 2010
5:37 am

h and h gang i sense a marketing ploy here.

Buffalo Guy

May 1st, 2010
8:06 am

Coming out of spring training ( warm, mostly ) to northern stadiums ( colder ), doesn’t this team have $ 70,000 to have a physical training specialist travel with the team to make sure players are stretched out so they do not incur the nagging injuries that cost games. What do players do over the winter ? Escobar and others play winter ball. How do they get out of shape.

Mitchell

May 1st, 2010
12:46 pm

The Abs Man

April 30th, 2010
6:20 pm
Wonder at what point Gen. Custer and men at Little Big Horn said, “…Early in the battle…so what we’re so overmatched and so overwhelming out-manned it’s not funny. But don’t worry, it’s early….”

Will Cox make adjustments?
Will he try and create runs against Astros?
Try and steal some bases?
Try to hit and run?
Try not to waste outs with stupid bunts early in games?

Will he admit if you take away (umpire) Jeff Nelson’s gift vs. Rockies and miracle late HR orgy vs. Phils, Wren’s Wrambling Wreck = 10 games under .500?

Those questions all get a ‘No” answer to long-time Braves’ fans.
Captain Bobby “Ahab” Cox seeks his white-whale way of playing, and you all know what happened to the crew seeking Moby Dick.

Dude, you’re way too smart to be on here.

Something bad I guess?

FartSmeller(I love to Smell Farts)

May 1st, 2010
2:24 pm

You guys are pathetic, first you were wanting the Braves to get rid of Kelly and they did, now you want him back. If you ask me I think you are a bunch of cry babies and losers.Winners don’t post $hit like first. What difference does it make.Get a life.Quit Complaining about the Braves and Bobby.

FartSmeller(I love to Smell Farts)

May 1st, 2010
2:33 pm

Someone asked about what happened to Brandon Jones/ He was waived by the Braves during the winter and then was claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh, Say just a couple days ago that he was DFA by the Pires which means he will be a free agent unless he go to the Pirates minor league.

vivian stapleton

May 1st, 2010
5:21 pm

chin music I love all your coments and agree with you all the time. Brave loving Granny

Matt "CHOKE" Ryan

May 1st, 2010
6:53 pm

- 2nd in AL in homeruns

- 4th in Majors in homeruns

- 3rd in Majors in slugging

- 3 multi homerun games this season

Know this mystery man?

Andruw Jones – remember him?

HA HA HA

Looks like Andruw is having the final laugh :)

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