Moylan received cortisone shot for shoulder fatigue

Reliever Peter Moylan has been battling shoulder fatigue but said he’s much improved after getting cortisone shot on Friday. Entering Monday’s game, Moylan had last pitched Wednesday in Colorado when he gave up one run in part of that nine-run meltdown against the Rockies.

Moylan needed a couple of days to let the pain-reliever take effect, but he threw a bullpen Monday. He said if it were up to him, he would have been available to pitch Monday night, though he expected the Braves wouldn’t use him unless an emergency.

“We talked about it and thought it would be best to knock it out now, rather than try to pitch with it for the next couple days and eventually have to have (a shot) anyway,” Moylan said. “We knocked it out. Hopefully it’ll last another six weeks through the playoffs.”

Moylan is in his second full season back from “Tommy John” elbow reconstruction surgery. He said this is the first time he’s battled shoulder fatigue. Moylan had a 9.95 ERA in his past nine appearances (seven earned runs in 6 1/3 innings since Aug. 6), including six walks and two strikeouts.

“It’s really been the last couple weeks where it got to the point where I (needed a shot),” Moylan said. “It feels great right now. Feels the best it’s felt in a while.”

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August 30th, 2010
10:30 pm


August 30th, 2010
10:30 pm


the HEYMAKER delivers!!!


August 30th, 2010
10:43 pm

Hmm. Suddenly, Pete’s struggles become crystal clear.

Brian O'Blivion

August 30th, 2010
10:47 pm

Good to know. We’ll see how he does.


August 30th, 2010
11:00 pm

Bring up some additional arms: Dunn, Kimbrel, Marek, Diamond (pitched a 1 hit CG shutout tonight for Gwinnett, Beachy.

Freeman and Canizares.

LuisG - Win-it-4-Bobby-n-Chipper

August 31st, 2010
12:26 am

Not surprising news. Who’s next? Venters? Better keep an eye or two (or three, or more) on him.

Kevin in Snellville

August 31st, 2010
1:55 am

Instead of being all macho and trying to pitch through fatigue and or injuries, why don’t suffering or injured players let management know BEFORE waiting until one or more games are lost due to the affliction. In a season where the championship could very well be determined by one game it is selfish for any team player not to be fully forthcoming and up front with management regarding health/fatigue issues. Come on guys. Think of the team first and your own ego secondarily!

Spud Webb

August 31st, 2010
8:41 am

shocker…worn out?? September cant get here fast enough so bobby can burn some other arms besides moylen and ventors.

I don't know what I'm talking about

August 31st, 2010
11:07 am

The best news is that O’Flaherty is back and will be able to eat some innings up and help keep Venters rested from the LH side of things. Plus when rosters expand, Dunn & Kimbrel will be back.


August 31st, 2010
11:43 am

Better start getting some other guys eating some innings. We will need Venters, Moylan, Wagner rested for playoffs. Kimbrel and his 98 mph FB would be nice to have as well.


August 31st, 2010
1:08 pm

Just another case of Bobby ruining a pitchers arm. He has ended more careers with his overuse of them than all the other managers in the league combined.

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