Moylan passes back-to-back test

Braves reliever Peter Moylan passed the biggest test of his minor league rehabilitation assignment Wednesday night when he completed his first back-to-back appearance for Triple-A Gwinnett. Moylan pitched a scoreless inning in Norfolk, allowing one walk, one night after striking out all three batters he faced Tuesday night in Durham.

Moylan is scheduled to pitch one more time for Gwinnett on Saturday and if all goes well, he’ll return from the disabled list when the Braves open their series in Philadelphia on Monday.

Moylan has been out since April 15, before undergoing surgery for a herniated disc on May 17. He’s maintained that his back has given him no issues throughout his recovery, and he has the numbers to prove it. Moylan has thrown six scoreless innings with five walks and seven strikeouts, allowing only two hits.

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Kenshin Kawakami

August 31st, 2011
8:36 pm

Am i gonna get called up in september?

matthew pichu

August 31st, 2011
8:36 pm

Dawglasville

August 31st, 2011
9:24 pm

Great news. We need to get the big three some rest.

Skeezix

August 31st, 2011
9:41 pm

Kenshin: Have you ever heard the saying about when hell freezes over?

evadayjonny

August 31st, 2011
9:47 pm

Looking forward to getting Pete back, our bullpen is gonna be stout if he returns to his old form. Linestinks days are numbered, thank god!!!

rainman34

August 31st, 2011
9:58 pm

Braves get jack wilson one of the few worse hitters than alex.

another big W

August 31st, 2011
9:58 pm

do you think Lowe knows it’s not September yet? ……he decided to bring his September Game to the park tonight. Guess he decided to start performing a day earlier than last year.

terrell

August 31st, 2011
10:03 pm

Hell, I might take Lowe over Jurrgens right now. Cant believe I just said that.

@Fredo

August 31st, 2011
10:04 pm

Thanks DOB for letting Buster Olney break the Jack Wilson trade.

DC Brave

August 31st, 2011
10:11 pm

Bring up Peter now…he’s good to go mates.

Supes

August 31st, 2011
10:16 pm

Great news, can’t wait to have Pete back with the big league team. He’s been missed…shores up our RH pitching depth issues and now Fredi doesn’t have to use LINESTINK in close games.

Tampa Gator

August 31st, 2011
10:16 pm

I am not sure any team is looking forward to facing the Braves bullpen in the playoffs…..and especially if Moylan comes back healthy. Starters will only have to go a good 4 or 5 innings in each game. If you aren’t ahead in the 4th or 5th…..forget it.

panamajack

September 1st, 2011
1:03 am

Linesuck will be with us until the roster is cut back to 25 men for the post season unless he is cut to make room on the 40 man roster for Moylan when he comes off the 60 day DL saturday. Cross your fingers.

Bruce

September 1st, 2011
8:25 am

Great title Carroll!

Bruce

September 1st, 2011
8:26 am

Oh,and great news too! Thanks.

Mark's for the Braves

September 1st, 2011
1:30 pm

Moylan’s back!!! With EOF, Venters, and Kimbrel (and even Viscaino) and now Moylan, it may not matter if our starters only go 5 IP. What a great addition!

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Kawasucki Jump in the Ocean

September 1st, 2011
5:15 pm

Kawasucki go take a long walk off a short pier and start swimming your sorry butt back to Japan……they could use a few more glowing baseball players over there……..

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