Saturday preview: Medlen faces Pirates

Next for Braves

Who: vs. Pirates

When: 7:10 p.m. Saturday.

TV; radio: SportSouth; 680 AM, 100.5 FM

Saturday’s matchup: Braves RH Kris Medlen (1-1, 2.57 ERA) vs. LH Brian Burres (2-2, 5.40 ERA).

– Medlen has no decisions and a 2.76 ERA in three fill-in starts. He pitched 5-2/3 innings (seven hits, two runs) in Sunday’s 10-inning loss at Pittsburgh, allowing two hits through the first four scoreless innings.  He faced the Pirates one other time, getting a win in June 2009 when he pitched three scoreless innings of one-hit ball. In 16 overall appearances this season, lefties have hit .222 with a .265 OBP against him, while righties have hit .328 with a .361 OBP.

– Burres is 0-1 with a 7.90 ERA in the past three of his six starts this season, with 19 hits and seven walks allowed in 13-2/3 innings. He has an 8.20 road ERA in five games (four starts). Burres hasn’t faced the Braves.  He has a 2.50 ERA in four home games (two starts), and a 8.20 ERA in five road games (four starts).

– DAVID O’BRIEN

14 comments Add your comment

bearcatjacket

May 28th, 2010
8:47 pm

Wow. 1st? Who knew?

Anyway, regarding Joe Torre:

“I’d like to thank Félix Millán for making all of this possible.” (Regarding setting the NL record for most double plays grounded into in a single game, 4, July 21, 1975. Millan batted ahead of Torre in the lineup, singling in all four of his at bats.

Benjamin

May 28th, 2010
10:16 pm

We’ll get that one.

Let’s go Marlins! Clap, clap, clapclapclap…

JTH

May 29th, 2010
12:35 am

Good thing it’s not a day game.

is30303

May 29th, 2010
12:41 am

Is anyone keeping track of Smoltz’s jokes and posting them somewhere. Some of them are pretty funny just because they’re so bad and he says them on air. This just shows you why Smoltz was so dominant, the man is fearless.

Innocent Bystander

May 29th, 2010
12:59 am

There’s a facebook group, 30303.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-corny-jokes-John-Smoltz-tells-during-Braves-games/123719647656820

“Went to a wedding yesterday. Two antennas got married. The ceremony wasn’t that good but it was one heck of a reception.”

oldschool

May 29th, 2010
1:16 am

What in the hell has happened to this blog. What happed to the after game interviews and player quotes.if I want to know whose pitchin I can pretty much figure that out myself.I don’t need some stupid ass stat of the day either.this place has went to hell in a hand basket.Fire dob and carrol rogers !!!!!!!!give us incite please

dwb

May 29th, 2010
2:32 am

I hope Medlen can get a win this time since he’ s been pitching so well. KK isn’t the only one havin a hard time gettin wins.

CajunStorm

May 29th, 2010
10:13 am

Uhhh,,,,Medlen has a 2.76ERA and has been lights out starting and outta the pen. I said at the beginning of the year that Medlen was a #3 or #4 staarter and he has proven to be even better than that. PUT KK in the pen as our long relief and let the youngster do his thing!!!

Resign or Re-sign?

May 29th, 2010
10:40 am

oldschool:

INCITE?

Resign or Re-sign?

May 29th, 2010
10:44 am

DOB & Carroll:

Don’t listen to oldschool! The rest of us appreciate the excellent coverage you provide. He obviously doesn’t realize that in the present nature of the business it is advantageous to split blogs to increase hits, thus increasing ad revenues. We know that the after-game quotes, etc. are available elsewhere on the blog.

Resign or Re-sign?

May 29th, 2010
10:44 am

Idot

May 29th, 2010
3:56 pm

I’m 12th! Woooweeee! 12th ain’t life grand! Oh yeah!

Idot

May 29th, 2010
3:59 pm

old school@1:16am …….Start a riot.

robdawg08

May 29th, 2010
6:14 pm

Yeah, these blogs are two sentences these day from DOB with no info. that we don’t already know. We need better inside info. from someone with personal daily contact with the Braves players.

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