Rookie reliever Gearrin makes good impression


SAN DIEGO — After pitching three perfect innings with three strikeouts in his first two major league appearances, rookie reliever Cory Gearrin has earned consideration to be kept around a while longer.

Gearrin worked the ninth and 10th innings Monday and the eighth Wednesday.

He was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday to provide an extra arm after the bullpen’s heavy workload in the Dodgers series to open the trip. The Braves plan to go back to 12 pitchers (they’ve had 13 for the past six games) before Friday and add another position player, but Gearrin won’t necessarily be the pitcher sent down.

“We’ve got a long [plane] ride back to Atlanta, and we’ve got to get together and talk about it,” manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “Because at the very least, he gives you a different look out of the bullpen. Gives you that little sidearm stuff, and he’s throwing strikes.”

Veteran setup man Peter Moylan is recovering from a bulging disc and is eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday, but it’s likely the Aussie sidearmer will be out at least until late next week.

“Let’s not get the cart ahead of the horse with Peter,” Gonzalez said. “Right now as the bullpen stands, that [Gearrin] is a little different look down there. And we’ll see how Peter comes around.”

Gonzalez was asked if he’d heard an update on the condition of Moylan, who received an epidural just over a week ago and began physical therapy shortly thereafter.

“I’ve heard he’s doing his rehab stuff and hasn’t done any baseball activity, so we’ll see,” Gonzalez said.

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northbeach Scott

April 27th, 2011
9:17 pm

Perhaps it is finally the end of the line for George Sherrill as he is simply awful and ineffective.

Ron

April 27th, 2011
9:24 pm

I’d send lineSTINK down before sherrill

Aceman

April 27th, 2011
9:24 pm

Gearrin better stick around! unless hes just been “lucky” sicne the pads offense flat out blows…him and moylan would be a deadly combo i think

BILLMAIER

April 27th, 2011
9:50 pm

aceman i agree linebrink stinks—– he should be released and keep gerrin- then call up marek to replace sherril marek 9.1 innings pitched zero era 14 stikeouts as againtonigh he worked another perfect inning–

Ralph

April 27th, 2011
10:06 pm

They should release Linebrink and Sherrill now and call up Abreu and Merk and when Moylan comes back they could send down the rookies that are not produceing outs. also call up Gomez and get rid of Conrad.

cs95

April 27th, 2011
10:42 pm

linebrink is more likely to go before him and probably ascenio being send down before that.

Chief Knockahoma

April 27th, 2011
10:49 pm

Ha! someone called for Mauro Gomez to be called up. Good idea. I like my guys to go straight from obscurity in AA to the majors based on a month of play. Brooks hasn’t even had a chance to play yet, which is probably why he hasn’t done anything.

This is a little rediculous guys. If you think Sherrill and Linebrink need to be sent down and replaced with rookies, then you better be prepared to deal with their potential meltdowns in any high-leverage situations.

Ralph

April 27th, 2011
10:49 pm

If they get rid of McDowell maby the new coach will get rid of Linebrink and Sherrill.

Ralph

April 27th, 2011
10:51 pm

Chief, cant be any worse than the melt down we have been getting from Linebrink.

annas_dad

April 28th, 2011
12:55 am

After reading some of your suggestions, I’m glad none of us have the reigns to the team. I think management is fully aware that some changes need to be made. I believe they have their finger on the pulse of the Braves much better than any of us. Let’s continue to root for the team and enjoy watching them roll.

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tim

April 28th, 2011
6:43 am

With reference to Roger Mac I am so sick and tired of this panty waste society we have today. It is ok for Joe fan to purchase a ticket and say anything they want, but let a player or coach say anything and we want blood. This little wimp wants is 15 minutes of fame at the expense of a pro athlete. If he is in fact gay then why get upset . Gloria Aldred is like Jesse Jackson never seen a camera she wouldn’t mug for. Leave Mcdowell the hell alone if you got a problem approach him like a man face to face and put one upside his head, I am not now nor will I ever be PC and I am damn proud of it. The rest of you liberal pin heads can bite me

Harrison Dangler

April 28th, 2011
6:58 am

old man

April 28th, 2011
7:07 am

Tim:

Wait a second, we need to look at your birth certificate, assuming you don’t produce a fake one like you know who. You were really born in Crete, right? They are sort of dark-skinned over there, right? I’m guessing that would be a match for you, so I’m very, very suspicious about exactly who you are.

HAL

April 28th, 2011
7:47 am

if hanson has actually sprouted a brain and figured it out as his last few s starts indicate the bullpen wont be as over worked and maybe we wont need the blogs two current whipping horses odd that thier both white i think but when you think about it no its not really its what i expect and why i hardly ever read this crud any more

AugustaGreenjacket

April 28th, 2011
9:29 am

Clearly they will demote Jairo Ascencio and keep Gearrin around. That’s the only play here.

Jack G

April 28th, 2011
9:34 am

old man

dont try to pull age on me—-I am older than you are—-Tim, I agree with you.

richie

April 28th, 2011
9:54 am

Ill fight for Roger till the end in reference to his situation. I have tried to talk to players and coaches before games before and its hard to get them to even recognize you so what ever that guy said it must have been bad itself. On Gearrin, i think hes a great talent and should stick around in our pen. hell help more there than matt young did off the bench and without having young up, hinkse can get more at bats so im down with keeping cory! GO BRAVES! hope no one suffered major damage last night

chas

April 28th, 2011
10:10 am

Im sick and tired of people throwing race into everthing. If you cant tell if some one is black,white or whatever, then you might be fotgiven,other wise you are a RACEIST, a fool, dumbell or whatever, just forget race and make a statrment, There is no need to ever mention race again in this country!!!!!!!!!

Longhorn

April 28th, 2011
11:15 am

Cory should stay in Atlanta. He outworks everyone hands down. Thats how he keeps moving up. Jairo is only up because he is trade bait and its obvious, so either trade him or send him back down. Marek should come up to replace Sheril or Linebrink because he has proven he has the stuff to compete. He finished the season last year with a sub 2 era. and is absolutely dealing this year. Abreu is a good option but he is wild and needs better command before he should get called up. I personaly think the pitcher being sent down though will be Martinez, unfortinately.

Bigot/Racist????

April 28th, 2011
11:44 am

Kobe/ gay slur—100,000 dollar fine
Roger/gay tirade?? dont know facts yet—fine or fire???
Charles Barkley/ tells 4rth grade class that white men cant jump–people write it off as Charles being Charles.
Fuzzy Zeoller/ asks “since Tiger won Masters(the first time) will next years Masters kick off dinner be fried chicken and watermelon. — loses k mart as a sponser.
Who gives a crap……

Bigot/Racist????

April 28th, 2011
11:46 am

did i mention John Rocker???/ lol
Jesse Jackson slur against Jews? lol
This country is full of racists…. get over it

tony

April 28th, 2011
1:31 pm

what about martinez, he stinks, how many games is he gonna lose before fredi relaizes that, guy single-handedly lost two games for us thus far. i think linebrink should be brought out back and shot also.

Rowsdower

April 28th, 2011
1:46 pm

There are plenty of worthy candidates that can be demoted before Gearrin. I’m sure he’ll be with the team until Moylan comes back.

As far as McDowell goes, I don’t see the big deal other than the fact that he chose the gay capital of the USA to make a gay joke. If that happened in Philly this wouldn’t be an issue. I’m all for professionalism, but when someone says something (I hope like hell Roger says what the guy said), I wouldn’t just ignore it. You can’t be a little bitch and then cry when someone comes back at you.

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