Teheran, Delgado could pitch finale; Bourn update

Unless the Braves are still playing for a division title Wednesday,  Tim Hudson could be scratched from his scheduled start in that day’s regular-season finale at Pittsburgh. Kris Medlen is set to start the Oct. 5 Wild Card game, and if the Braves advance Hudson would start Game 1 of the Division Series on Oct. 7.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Paul Maholm or Mike Minor would start Game 2.

Gonzalez said Hudson could get extra rest next week and rookies Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado could both pitch multiple innings in the finale against the Pirates.

“Maybe if we don’t have to use Huddy, then split it with the kids,” Gonzalez said. “Maybe you go with Teheran and Delgado, maybe throw [Ben] Sheets in there, give him a couple of innings.”

Sheets last pitched on Aug. 24, when he allowed nine hits and four runs in 4-1/3 innings at San Francisco. He went on the 15-day disabled list the next day and has been available (but unused) out of the bullpen since being activated Sept. 15.

Teheran and Delgado were brought up from Triple-A after the minor league season and added to the bullpen on the Braves’ expanded September roster, but neither has pitched this month.

Bourn misses fifth start since thumb injury

An MRI of Michael Bourn’s left thumb on Thursday showed no torn ligament, but the Braves decided to keep the center fielder out at least one more day Friday to fully heal from what was diagnosed as a sprain.

Bourn missed his fifth consecutive game since injuring the thumb while sliding head-first Saturday at Philadelphia.

“Give him one more day and hopefully get him in the series Saturday or Sunday,” Gonzalez said.

14 comments Add your comment

Fredi Gonzalez

September 28th, 2012
8:36 pm

You gotta tip your hat to the MRI Technician on that reading… he was on.

BravesfaninWis

September 28th, 2012
9:42 pm

Thanks Huddy. Dude missed several of his pitches in that inning. The fact that he had Duda down 1-2 then gives up a 3 run HR, that is back breaking to this team. Perfect opportunity to gain a game on the Nats as well. A golden opportunity flushed right down the crapper. That 1 horrible pitch could potentially be the pitch that hands the Nats the division title. Hard to win the division down 4 games with 5 left to play. Hope Hudson gets things straight before he would make another start if the Braves can win that head to head wild card game.

jo

September 28th, 2012
9:47 pm

Gonzo should have tipped his hat and pulled huddy before that lastbatter. The 7th innings was overallbad.

BravesfaninWis

September 28th, 2012
9:50 pm

Thanks Huddy, picked a god awful time to miss your pitches. A perfect night to gain ground on the Nats and put pressure on them and you give up a back breaking 3 run HR with 2 outs and had Duda down 1-2. Better get your crap straight if you get the chance to pitch in the playoffs. Then they bring in the bum Martinez to make sure the Braves lose this game. Hope like hell the Braves can win that head to head wild card game, because its damn near impossible to win the division now being down 4 games with 5 left to play.

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September 28th, 2012
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Don Won

September 28th, 2012
10:24 pm

BravesfaninWis – WOULD YOU PLEASE GIVE IT A REST? You never seem to have anything good to say, just bitch, bitch, bitch. Take a walk in the backwoods where you live and get lost. Thank You.

Michael Procton

September 28th, 2012
10:24 pm

Yes, nothing cost us quite like those runs Martinez didn’t give up.

lee maye

September 28th, 2012
10:40 pm

The Tom Glavine approach would have been the best tonight. Walk a guy or even walk in a run, but don’t give up a 3 run HR. Lefty Avilan must not have been available either. Didn’t need to use Venters for 2 innings last night. We have an idiot for a manager and some of you want him named manager of the year. Washington fans might name him manager of the year, but anyone else would be foolish to.

Folks, hoping for a miracle to win the division is over. We may be one and done. We can’t hit and our manager reeks.

sg10

September 28th, 2012
10:46 pm

I hate to pile on a pitcher who gives up 3 runs in 7 innings..the blame is on bats..4 hits and 1 run? Looks like the guys were drained out after emotional farewell…

Same Ole, negative dumbazz comments

September 29th, 2012
9:31 am

BravesFanInWis……….Great comment, I can see that you are as smart as lee maye and I am.
It is good to see someone that hates the Braves, as much as I do when they lose.

SteveC

September 29th, 2012
2:09 pm

@sg10 — Braves hitters “…were drained out…” last night? No, they’re just NOT GOOD HITTERS. Period. End of story. They have their streaks, but that’s it. Or they pile on some teams when they’re up 8-2. They are the worst team in baseball (I think) with runners in scoring position. In the playoff game, good pitching beats good hitting. Cards have a strong pitcher or two, and Braves hitting is weak. Game over.

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