Braves to give Beachy extra rest

The Braves originally thought they’d push Brandon Beachy back to Friday against the Orioles after Tim Hudson needed a couple of extra days because of bone spurs in his ankle. But they’ve decided to give Beachy an extra day’s rest and pitch him Saturday against the Orioles instead.

Tommy Hanson is scheduled to go Friday against the Orioles on five days’ rest.

Beachy’s velocity dipped in his last inning of work Friday night against Toronto, with his fastball clocking at 88 and 89 mph in the sixth inning rather than it’s usual 90-93 mph.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was asked if Beachy was suffering from elbow soreness, and he said no.

“His velocity was down a little bit his last start, so we decided to give him a little extra rest,” he said.

When Beachy was asked if he was having any arm soreness, he said, “No. I’m good.”

As to whether he concerned about a drop in velocity, he said: “I’m not worried about anything. I’ll be fine. There’s nothing to speak of.”

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Bob Didier

June 11th, 2012
11:48 pm

Everyone is fine, sez Fredi.

Bob Didier

June 11th, 2012
11:50 pm

If losing velocity gets you time off, Livan needs the rest of the year off. Send that bum away like Washington did.

NorCal Brave

June 12th, 2012
12:01 am

Thanks, Didier, I needed that laugh tonight.


June 12th, 2012
12:08 am

He is going to have a innings jump this year, hope he doesn’t get hurt.


June 12th, 2012
3:45 am

sweet. I’ll be there Sat.


June 12th, 2012
4:53 am

Didier, my thoughts exactly.


June 12th, 2012
8:15 am

I so agree Didler. I couldn’t believe how slow Livan’s pitches were Sunday. Phil Niekro was a power pitcher in comparison.


June 12th, 2012
8:31 am

Interesting; however, Fredi Gonzalez is suffering from “Brain Soreness.”

No Flag Since Lemke

June 12th, 2012
8:39 am

Three crucial inter-league games started by Tehran, Delgado and now the MLB leader in ERA, Minor, proves you can never, ever have enough pitching.


June 12th, 2012
8:42 am

Rest is not the answer for Beachy. Physiological systems thrive on consistency.
Delgado will start losing velocity soon enough. The Braves should give science a try.

The effort is there.

LazyA Jones

June 12th, 2012
8:51 am

Good to see Lazyarse Jones aka Andruw back in town. If not for his hardheadedness and poor work ethic, he could have been one of ATLs greats. Still have vivid memories of absolutely pathetic ABs by him at key moments. He’d either hit a weak infield grounder (falling over btw) or strike out missing an outside pitch by a foot.

C. Tampa Ironworse

June 12th, 2012
9:48 am

Yea, Andruw fell off at the end, but that HR he hit to center with a BROKEN BAT was one of the most impressive things I’ve seen. And if you’ve seen his wife, you know why he got comfy for the good life. WOW!

Dr. Don

June 12th, 2012
9:50 am

Kharma – consistently pitching more innings = fatigue. Answer = rest.

the truth...

June 12th, 2012
9:51 am

That Sunday game was a farce bringing Livan in and giving the game away…..he threw nothing but batting practice and it showed……….he couldn’t have gotten a Little League team out…

Wrong message to Teheran….your start didn’t count; we weren’t planning to win any way….

Fredi should have brought in all the guns to save that game….period….

Maxx Southwest

June 12th, 2012
10:20 am

When say you say Lazyarse Jones, Andrew was’nt the one I thought about. Speaking about weak infield grounders that is all we are getting from “he will never miss 7 games again this season”, Future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones. Few weeks ago when Chipper got hurt and the team went on a 8 game losing streak (can”t win without 40 year old Larry Wayne Jones) the newspaper always posted the stat showing games won and lost when Chipper played or when he sat out. Team goes on a 7 game win streak, (better infield defense, better outfield defense, and good pitching) no reference to games won without him. Now he is back again (2 loses) with shakey defense and weak ground balls for singles. Both Wren and Fredi have The Chipper rule(s): Your special, FH, 20 year veteran, he knows what is best for him. How about the Braves people, what is best for this team for the future?

Dawgdad (The Original)

June 12th, 2012
10:56 am

Chip made two mistakes last night trying to protect his sore leg. Seems to me, we were better off with Prado and Constanza than we are with sore leg Chipper. He should be restricted to pinch hitting until is able to field his position.


June 12th, 2012
10:57 am

Hmm, tough news, don’t want the same thing happening to him that happened to Jair. The thing I don’t get is, why does this only happen to the Braves young players? i.e. Tommy, Jair, and now Beachy? Never hear about this happening to other young pitching prospects, very strange


June 12th, 2012
11:07 am

Of course, they are going to say that.
Since Leo left as Pitching Coach 6 or 7 years ago — of all the LARGE NUMBER of different Starting Pitchers the Braves have had — ALMOST EVERY ONE HAS ENDED UP BEING INJURED.
Before their first inuries, JJ, Hanson, Medlin, Hudson, and now Beachy were already established as great Starters – Four of the Five YOUNG.
The Braves should have BEEN SET to be competitive to be a CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM for YEARS TO COME.
For goodness sake, FOUR of these FIVE Starters from last seaons were COMMING OFF INJURIES.
And this is just the TIP OF THE ICEBERG – almost EVERY STARTING PITCHER in all the 6 or 7 years since Leo left has ended up being INJURED.
The Braves INJURY MILL for Starting Pitchers HAS DESTROYED and IS DESTROYING their opportunity to be competitive FOR YEARS TO COME.


June 12th, 2012
11:15 am

Sure he’s fine….all is well.

Extra rest, my big toe.

Hopefully it’s not a lie…

O'flarity's water bottle

June 12th, 2012
11:25 am



June 12th, 2012
11:39 am

This news makes me nervous!

TarHeel 1

June 12th, 2012
11:48 am

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TarHeel 1

June 12th, 2012
11:58 am

The braves. Need to bring up some young pitchers from aaa to help the bullpen. Liven is a joke and sunday was joker. You are right The truth.


June 12th, 2012
12:35 pm

Someone said last night was only one game and that loss would not hurt. Well, what about the day before? That makes two. Now last night might not can be completely blamed on FG, but the one Sun. can. Besides that I have already marked 5 games on my schedule with an asterisk that something Fredi G “the robot” did or didn’t do that directly caused the loss. At that pace it will be about 15 games tied to his ineptness and that could be huge.


June 12th, 2012
1:07 pm

The direction the Braves pitchers are going we might need to give Roger McDowell some time off, you know permanately and bring back Leo;


June 12th, 2012
1:16 pm

Over the years, several veteran pitchers around MLB have spent time on the DL in the middle of the season for a sore shoulder or whatever. When in fact all they were doing was getting a mid-season rest to be fresh for the stretch run. Spare me the cannot put a guy on DL against his wishes. Just say “hey Brandon, your velocity was down last start, maybe your arm needs some rest, how about 10 days on the DL and come back fresh?” Let Teheran have another start then send him back down, Braves could cycle Hudson (ankle) & Hansen (shoulder eventually) the same way. There is enough pitching depth to pull it off and you have guys fresh and healthy for after the break.


June 12th, 2012
1:20 pm

I vote in favor of Leo.


June 12th, 2012
1:24 pm

Leo is a great guy. He is just super cool. He is also a great hitting coach. In fact he is a genius when it comes to handling new talent. And in the dugout, Leo rocks!
….Roger sucks.


June 12th, 2012
1:31 pm

Cubs are shopping Ryan Dempster. G’mon Braves, part with a couple of prospects that will never see the Braves MLB roster, and markedly improve our pitching staff for the stretch run.

But wait! Liberty would have to spend some money. Never mind…

Dave P

June 12th, 2012
1:52 pm

I like the idea if it helps. I was there at his last start and was watching his velocity on the scoreboard. It was very evident to me he was out of gas. I was saying as much right before he gave up the HR to Bautista even though he’d only given up like one hit…people were looking at me like I was least Fredi and Roger saw the same thing and got him out of there before more damage was down. He was still mad as he**, they took him out.


June 12th, 2012
2:17 pm

Seems like a trend under McDowell, come up to the big leagues and watch your velocity go down. Hanson’s fastball probably won’t top 85 mph by September….


June 12th, 2012
2:18 pm

After reading about Beachy, I thought about calling the boss to see if I could get an extra day of rest with pay, but then I came to my senses.

Monk Nash

June 12th, 2012
2:31 pm

Dang. I really nothing bad happens and Beachy’s arm doesn’t fall off.


June 12th, 2012
2:34 pm


Try spell check next time and watch out for the black helicopters. Just what exactly do you think McDowell is doing to destroy all if these arms? I’d like to hear you theory.

Brandon G.

June 12th, 2012
4:54 pm

Too bad that worthless SOB OF Andruw is in town. It makes me think about how bad the Braves used to be. I look forward to booing him tonight!


June 12th, 2012
4:57 pm

Red Sox just released Marlon Byrd. He has not hit well this year but maybe a few weeks at Gwinnett would make him a Brave?


June 12th, 2012
5:39 pm

Unless there’s some undisclosed injury situation, this move is puzzling. But then, I was puzzled Sunday in the fifth and sixth innings, too.


June 12th, 2012
5:43 pm

say what you will but andruw did more for the braves over the years than any of the current team except for chip


June 12th, 2012
5:44 pm

Maxx Southwest

June 12th, 2012
6:10 pm

Brandon G. – You must be a young uninformed Braves fan. Certainly every other Braves fan knows the stellar defense Andrew Jones played for numerious years as the Braves centerfielder. He helped Maddux and Galvine get to the Hall of Fame with his defense support. You have the audacity to address the former Brave in such a derogatory term. You can boo him, like some certainly will, but it will only be an indication of your limited collective knowledge of baseball and what makes a good player. As a former New York Yankee Fan, (1957 to 1968 with Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Yogi Berra, Elston Howard, Tony Kubeck, Whitey Ford, etc. ) GO BRAVES.

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