Simulation is success for DL’d Jurrjens

MILWAUKEE – The Braves had a good report from Jair Jurrjens’ simulated game Wednesday at Triple-A Gwinnett, where he tested his strained right oblique with a 75-pitch workout consisting of four “innings” against Gwinnett hitters.

The right-hander threw 75 pitches to 18 batters and allowed two hits, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts and a hit batsman.

“He threw well, no problems,” manager Fredi Gonzalez said of the report he got on Jurrjens. “He’ll throw again on Monday at Gwinnett, and we’ll see how he goes from there. He’ll be lined up to [start] on the 16th if everything goes well.”

Jurrjens opened the season on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 25. He’s set to make a Triple-A start Monday and rejoin Atlanta’s rotation to start April 16 at home against the New York Mets.

Mike Minor was recalled from Gwinnett after the Jurrjens was DL’d, and was the starter for Wednesday night’s game against Milwaukee in the No. 5 rotation spot. Brandon Beachy moved up from fifth starter to Jurrjens’ fourth spot to begin the season.

Minor is expected to make only one start unless Jurrjens isn’t ready on the 16th. That’s the next time they will need a fifth starter, because of an April 11 off day in the schedule.

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wright_714

April 6th, 2011
7:49 pm

Good news on this…. never realized how unimportant being first is.

wright_714

April 6th, 2011
7:50 pm

They need JJ to be huge all year long.

springsteen got old.dang.

April 6th, 2011
7:56 pm

springsteen got old.dang.

April 6th, 2011
7:59 pm

714, ok to compete @ call first on a sports blog..we all like to be be first, on a cooking blog-that would be silly.

eric

April 6th, 2011
8:06 pm

Calling first or any number for that matter, is retarded. You all look like idiots calling “first” when you’re 4th.

No one cares who is first, shut up and talk Braves baseball.

/rant

In Fredi I Trust

April 6th, 2011
8:21 pm

Brian Snitker is a idiot for sending Chipper there, we easily had another run on a Uggla fly out. Not to mention that Chipper is coming off of major knee surgery.

In Fredi I Trust

April 6th, 2011
8:23 pm

The Braves better score a lot of runs tonight if they want to win. Minor is a liability to say the least. He gets a run and walks the first two batters he faces, what a putz

In Fredi I Trust

April 6th, 2011
8:24 pm

Minor sucks.

BIOMASS

April 6th, 2011
8:27 pm

Do over. Start over.

In Fredi I Trust

April 6th, 2011
8:27 pm

What a loser. No wonder Beachy beat this guy out for the last spot in the rotation. Walks the first 3 of the game. What a piece of crap. Now he gives up a hit to Fielder to score 2. I hope he gets the loss now, he deserves nothing less.

In Fredi I Trust

April 6th, 2011
8:31 pm

Minor sucks, please send him back to the Minors immediately after this game.

In Fredi I Trust

April 6th, 2011
8:34 pm

I am usually lienent on guys like Minor, but when you are given a early run and you go out and walk the first three batters you face, you don’t deserve lienency.

In Fredi I Trust

April 6th, 2011
8:35 pm

Game would be tied if not for Snitker being a idiot.

Alex Tetzner

April 6th, 2011
8:42 pm

Gonna be a loooooong night

Alex Tetzner

April 6th, 2011
8:44 pm

Blaming it on Snitker is like blaming yesterday on McLousy….
Braves arent hitting when it counts….and walking the 1st 3 batters isnt on Snitker

Alex Tetzner

April 6th, 2011
8:46 pm

Hope Martinez is warming up

LAG

April 6th, 2011
8:59 pm

Nice stab, Mr. Young.

In Fredi I Trust

April 6th, 2011
9:00 pm

I wish jurrjens was healthy and Minor was where he belonged, in the Minors.

Alex Tetzner

April 6th, 2011
9:04 pm

He has settled down….
Once more you’ll hear trrow..” I was nervous/anxious/pumped up” “once i calmed down i was ok”

Well, your team was loosing once you calmed down

In Fredi I Trust

April 6th, 2011
9:04 pm

Alex, you don’t send a 39 year old player coming off a major knee injury when the ball is hit that hard and gets to the CF that fast and has a great arm. We were hitting the ball great, and that ruined the inning for us, that is on Snitker sorry.

Alex Tetzner

April 6th, 2011
9:08 pm

You said it right! we WERE hitting the ball well!
9 pitch inning again!

MPrado

April 6th, 2011
9:12 pm

I do agree with both u guys…
We were hitting it hard….only a perfect throw would have gotten him…

Other than that big inning in DC….these braves have only scored on HR’s in Milwaukee…
We arent hitting well…seem impatient on very short AB’s

MPrado

April 6th, 2011
9:13 pm

22 innings….3 runs..
I would send the guy as well!

Minor(s)

April 6th, 2011
9:18 pm

Release C Martinez!!!!

Tbraves

April 6th, 2011
9:23 pm

Marco-Estrada Gallardo…
Hahaha….so much for better offense

Tbraves

April 6th, 2011
9:32 pm

official game…open the roof…let it rain in….and lets go home

Largo

April 6th, 2011
9:56 pm

Checking location of called strikes, is Eric Gregg behind the plate tonight?

Ralph

April 7th, 2011
1:00 am

Get well soon JJ, Minor isn’t going to cut it.

UGASlobberknocker

April 7th, 2011
6:29 am

Its way too early to be writing off Minor as some above have. There is a reason he started in AAA. He isnt quite ready..If JJ hadn’t been hurt Minor wouldn’t be on the roster. So dont judge a minor leaguer by major league standards. It wont be time to worry unless he gets off to bad start at AAA.

Scott

April 7th, 2011
8:11 am

The declaring that you are first thing in here is getting real old.

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