Sheets to pitch Wednesday in Double-A Miss.

Recently-signed right-hander Ben Sheets is scheduled to make his first start for Double-AA Mississippi on Wednesday, when he’ll throw five innings or about 75 pitches. He’s scheduled to pitch again for Mississippi on Monday, going six innings or 90 pitches.

That’s one reason Sheets is pitching in Mississippi rather than Triple-A Gwinnett because the Gwinnett Braves are off on Monday. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he was hoping Sheets would pitch in Gwinnett Monday so he could go and watch him.

But reports from Braves officials who watched Sheets throw on the side, as well as the five-inning simulated game he threw Thursday at Georgia Tech, have been good. His fastball was clocked at 91, 92 mph, close to where it was before his two elbow surgeries.

“Everybody who saw him pitch was impressed by him,” Gonzalez said. “I think it’s great upside. You’ve got nothing to lose and a lot of stuff to gain if he’s healthy. Frank (Wren) said it best, that he reminded him of Ben Sheets.”

Sheets was a four-time All-Star with the Milwaukee Brewers and started the 2008 game for the National League.

If all goes well these next two starts, the Braves think Sheets could be ready to join the Braves rotation shortly after the All-Star break.

- Reliever Peter Moylan threw for the second time Tuesday for the Gulf Coast League Braves in his comeback from rotation cuff surgery. Moylan threw one inning, giving up a bloop single, and striking out one on 13 pitches.

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farmer

July 3rd, 2012
7:37 pm

if Ben Sheets is anywhere near to what he was in Milwaukee during his heyday, then we got a huge steal in him. not really holding my breath on this but anything from him is better than Minor or Delgado right now.. we will see. now go get Greinke and sign him and we will be set for the stretch run just as long as our lineup can actually starting hitting .

Dirty Dawg

July 3rd, 2012
8:24 pm

To me Minor, Delgado and the others all seem to have the arms, they just need to learn to pitch. Maybe some other teams will think that and that their pitching coaches will be able to do what ours don’t seem to be able to.

Dirty Dawg

July 3rd, 2012
8:24 pm

To me Minor, Delgado and the others all seem to have the arms, they just need to learn to pitch. Maybe some other teams will think that and that their pitching coaches will be able to do what ours don’t seem to be able to.

Grandpa gave away his Season Tickets

July 3rd, 2012
8:57 pm

Not sure were the game blog is, but just had to say…., we are not bad…., we just out and out suck! Consistenly inconsistant… High dollar BS effort…. Everybody has fallen apart. These are the Cubs we are playing. They all have that look of “deer in the headlights”! Worst team I’ve seen since the non-amazing Mets in the early 60’s!

BravesfaninWis

July 3rd, 2012
9:09 pm

No excuse in the world for how this team plays the game of baseball. They are so ass backwards its not even funny. Look up the word pathetic in the dictionary and you will see the 2012 Atlanta Braves team picture.

Should have been out of that inning with no runs scored, and Uggla tries to be superman and completely messes everything up. If that is not bad enough, Jurrgens has to give up hit after hit so they can score even more runs.

They are playing the worst team in baseball, and are facing a pitcher that hasn’t even won a damn game this year, yet they are getting embarrassed again for the second night in a row.

Yeah, lets trade for all these pitchers. Bull crap, start trading away all these players, they don’t do an ounce of crap for this team anyways.

BravesfaninWis

July 3rd, 2012
9:12 pm

Down 3-1, time to do what you all do best. Roll over, give up, and play dead. About the only thing you guys have done on a consistent bases this year. Pretty sad huh? Can’t wait for a roster overhaul next year. Hopefully it starts in the office and trickles down to the coaching staff, then to the players. Absolutely will not support this team one ounce until changes are made. This product is stale and has ran its course.

Harpie

July 3rd, 2012
9:14 pm

Yeah, these guys are playing like a bunch of losers! It’s stomach -turning…

Yogi Berra

July 3rd, 2012
9:23 pm

come on now..games not over and my TV just went black from storm. Don’t give up–never give up.

Tampa Gator

July 3rd, 2012
9:33 pm

@BravesfaninWis…..

I think if you looked up pathatic….you might see a picture of yourself….and your multitude of negative posts about the Braves. Man….you need to lighten up and go become a Brewers fan.

Tampa Gator

July 3rd, 2012
9:34 pm

pathetic…..sorry.

FireFrediot!!!

July 3rd, 2012
9:34 pm

GET RID OF UGGLA & MCCANN!!!!! GET RID OF UGGLA & MCCANN!!! GET RID OF UGGLA & MCCANN!!!

Tampa Gator

July 3rd, 2012
9:34 pm

pathetic…..sorry.

Otis My Man

July 3rd, 2012
9:37 pm

Since when is giving up nine hits in five innings “pitching your tail off” as Clueless Joe Simpson just said?

boots

July 3rd, 2012
9:40 pm

When did the Braves sign Prince Fielder? Oh wait… that is Hienske. Dude has put on some weight. He looks like Babe Ruth!

Brandon

July 3rd, 2012
9:46 pm

@BravesfaninWis are you even really a fan? from down 1-3 to up 6-3…Go Braves!

Brandon

July 3rd, 2012
9:49 pm

chipper back over .300 …Now batting .304. hopefully the haters can see that even at 40 he still does more good for this team than bad

Brandon

July 3rd, 2012
9:52 pm

@Otis My Man – considering the situations that the braves put jurrjens in, he did pitch his tail off to limit the damage

TW Braves Fan

July 3rd, 2012
10:27 pm

Just pitch smart, like Glavine and Maddux, and Sheets could still have a MLB career…

Tampa Gator

July 3rd, 2012
10:42 pm

BravesfaninWis….(or your other multi posting names)…..

Braves came back and are winning…..you must be truly miserable now.

lowcountrylem

July 3rd, 2012
10:48 pm

I can only assume “FireFrediot” has a GED, so I’ll try and explain as slowly and clearly as possible:

Losing Brian McCann would immediately jump to the forefront of the dumbest thing the Braves franchise has EVER done.

Otis My Man

July 3rd, 2012
10:51 pm

But Brandon…he gave up almost two hits an inning!

kerryb

July 3rd, 2012
10:55 pm

Chipper can just bend over and let you naysayers kiss his HOF as*!

Yogi Berra

July 3rd, 2012
11:02 pm

I told you to never give up..Braves have come back big..Chipper a hell of a night– 5 hits. Bourn had ask everyone to vote for Chipper and also put in a word for Prado. Classy guy. I just voted from 9:30 till 10:30 for Bourn. Man that gets old but he deserves it. Great night for Braves fans.

braves fan in sc

July 3rd, 2012
11:15 pm

really kinda tired of everyone b*tching on here about everything. yes the braves are inconsistent but they arent 11 games out (see mariners). they need to go after greinke hard and back up the brinks truck for bourn

Yogi Berra

July 3rd, 2012
11:39 pm

Back up the brink truck for Bourn? Bourn and Prado are the best we got going with Simmons. If you going to trade Bourn why get Zack? Braves need to try to sign Bourn . The Best lead-off hitter Braves have had.

SCChief

July 4th, 2012
11:34 am

To all of you who rip the Braves! Baseball is a 9 inning game, You want to trade B-Mac & Uggla? are you crazy? when them 2 are tearing it up, you probably are kissing their butts. Nothing but bandwagon fans. Everyone has slumps, and just b/c the Braves don’t score 10 runs in the first inning you want to rip them? way to put your foot in your mouth.. All the guys that have been on the DL this year and the injuries with the Pitchers, and we are only 5 games out? To all of you “BANDWAGON” fans, how about quit posting those dumb thoughts on here. BravesfaninWis , and FireFrediot!!! you two post the dumbest things ever. both of you are “fair weather fans”

Larry

July 4th, 2012
1:52 pm

Harpie

“Yeah, these guys are playing like a bunch of losers! It’s stomach -turning”

That’s a clown statement there, bro!

Larry

July 4th, 2012
1:54 pm

Dan Uggla’s going to get hot very, very soon. He’s been hitting the ball hard lately instead of K’s and he’s just about to turn the page. Mark my words!

OTP

July 4th, 2012
10:08 pm

Sheets is not going to save this team.

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