Stat of the day: Jurrjens

Jair Jurrjens collected his first win in six starts this season in Wednesday’s 4-1 win over the Nationals in his return from a two-month stint on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. Jurrjens’ previous win came on Sept. 28 of last year 4-0 against the Marlins.

Jurrjens gave up only one run in five-plus innings Wednesday against the Nationals, allowing six hits, walking two and striking out six. He threw 85 pitches, including 56 for strikes.

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nick

June 30th, 2010
11:58 pm

first!! go JJ

CaptainMudderland

July 1st, 2010
12:13 am

2nd!!!…real nice comeback JJ

Mikey D

July 1st, 2010
12:36 am

This is better than trading for a starter – go JJ!

Cannon

July 1st, 2010
12:47 am

This is great news! Pretty much the equivalent of trading for an ace, but we didn’t have to give up anything. Now if we can just get something for the lousy worthlessness that is McLouth, and Kawakami.

hAL

July 1st, 2010
2:29 am

you idiots with a capital i talk about rasist but think nothing of the bull### comments about kkk wren and cox as racist as anything ive ever seen are there still guuys ruiing round hot lanta in white shhhheets or are they here lol

collegeballfan

July 1st, 2010
7:02 am

Yeah, he really looked good. Now he just needs to build his stamina for the 7 innings we like out of our starters.

Let's Go

July 1st, 2010
7:16 am

I was really surprised Bobby sent him back out to start the 6th since he threw a bunch of pitches in the 5th and had a mini jam to get out of but I think it may have showed how little faith he has in his bullpen right now.

AL HRABOSKY

July 1st, 2010
7:27 am

KK pitched a pretty darn good game the last time he was on the mound.

Billy

July 1st, 2010
8:23 am

hAl, get a life, you are sick lol………What the hell is lol?

TENTH

July 1st, 2010
9:18 am

TENTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

clay

July 1st, 2010
9:19 am

This is a very good sign for the Atlanta Braves. If JJ can continue to pitch like this and build his stamina up more, then we def. have the best starting rotation in all of baseball. Great Job JJ. Lets go Braves.

Melky way

July 1st, 2010
9:30 am

Hal ,You need help everything that you post has hate in it,get a life.

Bryan G.

July 1st, 2010
9:51 am

JJ looked good. We have to remember that pitching against the Nats is about like a rehab start, but he looked good no matter who was swinging.

Jo-Bu

July 1st, 2010
9:59 am

No mention of JJ’s sneak line drive to left??? That was an awesome hit with awesome “strategery”.

ATL Fan

July 1st, 2010
10:27 am

Looks like the Braves just landed their number 2 pitcher.

jim

July 1st, 2010
10:58 am

The Gwinnett Braves lit up Detroit phenom Rick Porcello the other night. Porcello is back in the minors after a double-digit win season in Detroit last year as a 20 year old rookie. Porcello had a dominant start in the play-in game against the Twins that the Twins eventually won. The relevance is the cautionary note for the Braves young starters — Hanson and Medlen. Did Porcello throw too many innings last year at too young an age? Do Hanson’s recent struggles reflect the effect of too many innings piling up too soon? Jurrjens’ two month break may have been a blessing for his career and for the Braves’ rotation going forward. I hope KK is used as a spot starter to give Hanson and Medlen the occasional skipped start.

Rhino

July 1st, 2010
11:15 am

jim, Phil Hughes was skipped last turn to save his arm and he looked really rusty when he came back and pitched. There are pros and cons either way, it just depends on the pitcher.

JJ looked awesome! The Braves are going to be really tough with that rotation.

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Let's Go

July 1st, 2010
11:39 am

The way Jurrjens looked last has to make the Braves feel a whole lot better today than yesterday. I think they are worried about Tommy Hanson right now more then they are saying because since May 10th he has had 9 starts and has been rocked in 4 of them and had only 1 start that would be looked at as great and that was 2 starts ago against TB. A couple others were OK but he’s got 2 starts prior to the All Start Game and hopefully he comes out of them with 2 quality ones or the Braves have to look into sending him down now to fix whatever is broken. During the broadcast the other night Joe Simpson said they were concerned he may be telegraphing his pitches and that womay be the case since he’s got a full year under his belt now and there is enough film out there for hitters and scouts to watch to pick these things up.

j

July 1st, 2010
11:56 am

JJ is the man! What a great outing last night!

Let’s Go,

I think you may be right about Hanson. It seems that most hitters know what coming. He also said he felt like he pitched well the other night. SOmething is definitely going on with him.

Braves have an unbelievable rotation with JJ back!

j

July 1st, 2010
11:56 am

JJ is the man! What a great outing last night!

Let’s Go,

I think you may be right about Hanson. It seems that most hitters know what coming. He also said he felt like he pitched well the other night. SOmething is definitely going on with him.

Braves have an unbelievable rotation with JJ back!

jim

July 1st, 2010
11:56 am

Hanson may or may not be tipping pitches, but the bigger concern is that the breaking pitches seem to have less bite than they did previously, the fastball is more hittable (straighter?), and the command is not what we have seen earlier. Is this the result of a tired arm — and having to put more effort into his delivery to get similar velocity to his previous readings?

Shaunn

July 1st, 2010
12:29 pm

“Lets go”, you win the award for most ignorant post of the day…..send Hanson down….to work on his problems…..hes been rocked in 4 starts all year….so had Lincecum and Buchholz…..it is just unfortunate that cox let Hanson get rocked for 7 and 9 runs…or his ERA would be around 3.50……hes had a few rough outings…..Lowe has been rocked is 5 starts this year…should we sent him down too? ID10T

Shaunn

July 1st, 2010
12:31 pm

J…..Hanson did pitch ok the other night…..if you remember he had a lot of tough luck…a bloop hit that Cabrera broke back on when he shouldve been coming up from the start…..a ball hit off the end of the bat…..had Cabrera struck out on 2 pitches….that were both strikes…..then the inning unraveled…..it happens.

jim

July 1st, 2010
12:49 pm

Rhino,

Kudos for your reasoned post about the Vasquez trade on the previous Vizcaino injury blog. The third player in that trade, Dunn, is also putting up incredible numbers at AAA, and could make a big contribution to our pen as early as a Sept. call up. The rotation choice for the Braves boiled down to a choice between Hudson and Vasquez, and the early returns certainly verify the correctness of the Braves’ decision.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

July 1st, 2010
11:14 pm

Natiobals really suck but still Jurgens looked to contribute.

THE OBGYN

July 2nd, 2010
11:19 am

I’m not sure what Hal said exactly has anyone ever really understood anything he has posted?

Good Job JJ! Glad to have him back.

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