Moylan encouraged by bullpens

NEW YORK – Braves reliever Peter Moylan threw his fifth bullpen this week Sunday, working up to 60 pitches at 50 percent, as he continues to build up arm strength in his return from back surgery.

The Braves hope to get Moylan back by late August or early September, and so far so good.

Moylan said his back has not been an issue.

“I’m pumped,” he said. “I want to take the next step already. The way I’m throwing right now, I feel like I could get someone out. Obviously there’s a process we have to run through because it’s not like I just have my left finger operated on, it’s my back. It’s a process, but the end is near.”

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Joseph

August 7th, 2011
3:10 pm

Hopefully by August 31, so he is eligible for the post-season roster. The pen really could use him.

TheMann21

August 7th, 2011
3:11 pm

That’s wonderful news. With getting him back, the pen goes from elite to unbeatable…

V

August 7th, 2011
3:18 pm

See this is what happens when you can’t do simple things like hit a freaking ball to the outfield with one out and a guy on runner. Twice today you’ve choked at that. And the mets, they get the hits. So go lose another one chokers.

atlantamelo

August 7th, 2011
3:23 pm

If not, I’m ready for the Bravo’s to trot out the best of their young studs to the bullpen in time to qualify for the playoffs. I think that would be very cool and give them some serious experience for the future. Teheran for an inning in the 6th or 7th. Sounds good to me!

Carroll Rogers

August 7th, 2011
3:23 pm

Line on Minor: 5 2/3 IP, 7 hits, 4 earned runs, 2BB, 5 Ks. 94 pitches (61 strikes)

V

August 7th, 2011
3:23 pm

Hey there’s a fly ball that would have scored a run last inning! Chokers can’t do it when they need it. Even with their strongest hitter batting.

atlantamelo

August 7th, 2011
3:25 pm

Deceptive line for Minor. I think his pitches looked very good. Good stuff, good control.

Carroll Rogers

August 7th, 2011
3:30 pm

Mets are running out of middle infielders….

BravesfaninWis

August 7th, 2011
3:39 pm

Prime example on why the Braves are nothing special. They can never do anything right at the right time. This team is the poster child of inconsistency. What does Minor expect when he is giving up multiple hits to the opposing pitcher and one of those was when he had a runner in scoring position. Gee was able to do by himself what the Braves whole offense hasn’t done once today, get a hit with a runner in scoring position. I hope like hell the Braves are completely embarrassed, they deserve that much.

Jake

August 7th, 2011
3:39 pm

our bullpen is really not elite… We have Venters and Kimbrell who are lockdown… flahtery is hittable.. Sherrile and Proctor our terrible!!!!!!1

BravesfaninWis

August 7th, 2011
3:46 pm

See what happens when a dumb pitcher doesn’t watch the runner at 1st? No reason why Bay should steal second without a throw with a lefty on the mound. That was stupid baseball by O’Flaherty. No surprise at all that the Braves choked away another lead, its the only thing they have done consistently all season long. What a useless team.

Carroll Rogers

August 7th, 2011
3:48 pm

That run off O’Flaherty was the first earned run off his since June 1, a streak of 26 appearances

BravesfaninWis

August 7th, 2011
3:50 pm

Now let’s see if the Braves can choke away the game after choking away a 3 run lead. I have faith they will, its what they do best.

Fredi Gonzalez

August 7th, 2011
3:51 pm

I’d like to take a moment and tip my cap to baseball IQ because my team sure doesn’t possess it.

BravesfaninWis

August 7th, 2011
3:55 pm

Carroll, it was deserving for O’Flaherty. If you don’t watch a runner on first and allow that guy to get to second without a throw, you deserve that much. Now like yesterday, if the Braves lose this game, I hope its O’Flaherty that gets the loss just like Hanson yesterday. They need to be held accountable for their stupid mistakes.

BravesfaninWis

August 7th, 2011
3:58 pm

Streak likely over for Freeman. It’s a shame, he and Uggla have been the only consistent bright spots of this team since the all star break. If they don’t hit, this team doesn’t stand a chance.

Carroll Rogers

August 7th, 2011
4:00 pm

Uggla’s single to right gives him a 28-game hitting streak matching Marquis Grissom (1996) for the third longest in Atlanta Braves history

BravesfaninWis

August 7th, 2011
4:04 pm

Congrats to Uggla. Now that the streak continues, the Braves can continue to choke away this game and give up the lead here in the 8th, then the Mets can close it out in the 9th.

Zenman

August 7th, 2011
4:08 pm

Swing the fu**ing bats.

ted william's head

August 7th, 2011
4:22 pm

kimbrel game over folks

Rick

August 7th, 2011
4:38 pm

“Congrats to Uggla. Now that the streak continues, the Braves can continue to choke away this game and give up the lead here in the 8th, then the Mets can close it out in the 9th”

Wow so much positivity and optimism. Are you sure you’re a fan?

Robert

August 7th, 2011
4:41 pm

where do the Braves team stay when in FL to play the Marlins? I’m in town and want to take my 6 year old and try to get a ball signed.

O. J.

August 7th, 2011
4:43 pm

Joseph he already is eligible

Ball's-N-All

August 7th, 2011
5:04 pm

‘OL BOSS HOG’ (Chipper) came through like always,,,WTG Chipper!

Charles

August 7th, 2011
5:08 pm

Well, BravesfaninWis, you showed your butt all day on this blog…now man up and say you were wrong about the Bravos choking this one away.

P-Man

August 7th, 2011
5:09 pm

Yep, Braves sure choked on this one and lost another game. Oh, the infamy! Whatever shall we do? Oh, wait… We won?

Look, dudes, I get as frustrated by their lack of hits with runners in scoring position as the next guy, but I still believe in them. It’s what true fans do- believe in their team no matter the circumstances or the odds. Call it Pollyanna-ish, call it what you will. But as a fan, I will root for MY team until the bitter end, because I’m a FAN!

Bob

August 7th, 2011
5:12 pm

“You can throw me in the briar patch, but don’t let Derek Lowe start another Braves game”. Great game today Bravos!!!!!!!

Mets R Best

August 7th, 2011
5:29 pm

I can’t believe it. A team from a hillbilly town like Atlanta comes to the great city of New York and wins. We are the great Metropolitans. Okay, this time you escaped and avoided being totally embarrassed by the elite New York Mets–but before you get to bragging, I tell you your team is falling apart and here are the real reasons and only reasons your team won the series:
1. The great Jose Reyes had to leave with a injury
2. Larry Jones (it should be against the law for him to play against the Mets)
3. Luck, luck and more luck

NickB

August 7th, 2011
6:02 pm

Not only did the Braves take out the mets, they beat em up like Brett Farve on 4th down!!! lol

Josh

August 7th, 2011
6:07 pm

A player is eligible for the playoffs if he is on the roster at midnight August 31. This can be the 25 man roster, the DL, the bereavment list, or suspended list. Then, if someone were to get injured, they can be replaced by anyone in the system who plays the same position as long as that person is on the 40 man roster or added to the 40 man roster. The problem is, if someone is injured and replaced, he is not eligible for the rest of that series or the next series.

Mitchell

August 7th, 2011
8:56 pm

Peter, we need you back.

He’s not reading this but I don’t care.

I’m sayin’ it anyway.

Thegratefulalive

August 7th, 2011
9:35 pm

BravesNOTfanwis. , not sure what ure tlkin bout choking, braves had won like 50 straight with a lead of 3 or more runs coming into yesterday, not exactly defines choking imo

ABravesFan

August 7th, 2011
9:38 pm

the August 31st deadline is full of loopholes, if a player of the similar position is on the DL, then anyone (and I mean anyone, even guys who gets waiver traded in September) can replace him in the post season roster

Swami

August 7th, 2011
9:52 pm

Crossing fingers Moylan won’t have a setback like Medlen.

SantaAnna

August 7th, 2011
10:33 pm

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SantaAnna

August 7th, 2011
10:34 pm

yep,different surgeries though.

Zeke

August 7th, 2011
11:05 pm

Poor V. He’s so miserable on almost every blog at AJC. Glad to see your “choker” line backfired. Do get some help.

Younger Than That Now

August 8th, 2011
1:13 am

Mets R Best

August 7th, 2011
5:29 pm
I can’t believe it. A team from a hillbilly town like Atlanta comes to the great city of New York and wins. We are the great Metropolitans. Okay, this time you escaped and avoided being totally embarrassed by the elite New York Mets–but before you get to bragging, I tell you your team is falling apart and here are the real reasons and only reasons your team won the series:
1. The great Jose Reyes had to leave with a injury
2. Larry Jones (it should be against the law for him to play against the Mets)
3. Luck, luck and more luck

This is the funniest post I’ve seen in a while!! You need to check up on your history “Mr. Metropolitan”!

I guess you would think it should be against the law for “Larry Jones” to play against your Muts… he’s OWNED you ever since he’s been in the friggin’ league… and not just by a liittle bit, by a lot!!

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Mike

August 8th, 2011
7:18 am

Mets R Best
The last time I looked, the Elite METS are 17 games out of 1st and falling fast. You think the Mets have been hurt. Take a look at the Braces Disabled List. We have been without the best catcher in baseball and Chipper for most Aug and the last week of July. We just put our All-Star pitcher on the DL. The Braves DL has sometimes been more populated than our team.
Quit the sour grapes. It is unbecoming.

Arkie

August 8th, 2011
7:30 am

Frede, for the Braves to improve, you have to. It was plain to any one watching Saturday’s game that Hanson had nothing. His control was not there. Maybe he needs a rest. You have several AAA arms waiting. Your managing Sundays game was not any better. Moving Prado from third to left field. Taking Jason out? Conrad,you normally (and should be) an aggresive pinch hitter. Don’t take strikes. Any thing close, swing. Go Braves – Go Chipper!

wins-by-a-link

August 8th, 2011
7:57 am

Can’t wait to get Moylon back, Hopefully we will still be in wildcard race, My biggest concern is the problem we have with weak teams, Teams that are near the bottom of standings are wearing our BP out, We are stranding countless runners in scoring position that in turn puts pressure on starters and also the BP by not allowing room for any mistakes, I think the Braves are near the bottom in scoring runners from third with less than two outs, This must change if the Braves are to make the playoffs.

Flo-Rio-Duh

August 8th, 2011
8:57 am

Moylan is as effective in middle relief (2-3 innings) as the Braves Venters and Kimbrell are in the late innings. Hanson and Jurgens, and Lowe are showing fatigue even though they usually don’t go past 6-7 innings Moylan is the key piece to keeping the starters healthy.

Zeke

August 8th, 2011
10:35 am

Moylan is not a 2-3 innings guy at all. He’s a 1-inning guy (maybe 2 before the injury) who specializes in getting ground ball outs.

hmmmmmmmmmmm

August 8th, 2011
11:51 am

“encouraged by bullpens”, and “threw his fifth bullpen” ???…. are you just not bothering to use sentences that make sense? You can’t throw a “bullpen”, or even “bullpens.”

Wrens Nephew

August 8th, 2011
1:05 pm

yeah i hope Moylan is back before Aug 31, and would really like hime back for the AZ series in which i will be in attendance for!

bullpen

August 8th, 2011
2:40 pm

Hmmmmmmm You have never played baseball, because from High School up through college ball, us pitchers threw bullpens between starts or when rehabbing……….know you lingo before trashing somebody!!!!!!

hmmmmmmmmmmm

August 8th, 2011
3:14 pm

Hey bullpen I was in class where obviously you should have been…

bull pen 
noun
1. Baseball .
a. a place where relief pitchers warm up during a game.
b. the relief pitchers on a team.
2. Informal .
a. a large cell or room, usually next to the courtroom, where prisoners are temporarily held.
b. a large room in an office occupied by many employees.
3. any temporary or crowded quarters, as sleeping quarters in a lumber camp.
4. a pen for a bull or bulls.

Zeke

August 8th, 2011
4:04 pm

Looks like somebody spent too much time in class and not enough time hanging around real people to know about colloquialisms.

Josh

August 8th, 2011
4:56 pm

Really hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm? Bullpen sessions are often shortened to bullpens.

You really want to complain about grammar? Why not complain about the term RBIs. Why not call them RsBI since it is Runs Batted In, not Run Batted Ins?

alanfalcon

August 8th, 2011
5:38 pm

Starting rotation is letting the pen down, something has got to be done with Lowe and Hansen, they really look bad and I mean bad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hmmmmmmmmmmm

August 8th, 2011
6:25 pm

RBI isn’t a word dumbass …

Fan since 1977

August 9th, 2011
3:46 pm

Joseph, he is post-season eligible because he appeared in games earlier this year – you simply have to be on the 25 man roster anytime before Sept. 1.

Moylan, can’t wait for your return so I never have to hear the worst seven words in the English language: “Now pitching for the Braves, Scott Proctor.”

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