Was a great series for us and really hope that the entire series works like our early may series vs. the Crew did last year in turning our season around.
Reportedly, Julio Teheran will make his MLB debut tomorrow, Saturday May 7th, vs. Philadelphia.
Correction, Atlanta's record was actually 8-12 headed into the series with San Francisco.
Sounds like the Rays farm system to me. Stocked with good arms too.
To be honest this is the first time I read about this guy. For now I am still putting my money on Jurrjens. Last night he had a good outing again.
Absolutely. He's only 23, has pitched only one full season as a pro, and is already "the next guy" in order for the Braves rotation. With that kind of hype, and getting a start in the bigs in April, the adrenaline must have been overpowering! I can't imagine. Let's not overlook, however, that the Brewers are playing some pretty good ball so far, impressive considering all of the injuries they are dealing with out of the gate.
Sounds like he should be fine once he get's settled in, he seemed to calm down as the game progressed.
He did indeed walk 3 in the first and 4 overall in his spot start in Milwaukee. Apparently he was battling "nerves". I am sure he placed a lot of pressure on himself, having lost the battle for the 5th spot in the rotation after pitching well in spring training.
Historically, however, command has not been an issue for Minor. He posted an impressive 3.9 to 1 strikeouts to walks ratio in 9 big league games last year, and has virtually identical numbers in his minor league career. IMO, Minor just needs to mature and develop strength. He tired in the late months of the season last year, his full season pro debut. Generally, Minor is regarded as having outstanding command of 3 pitches, his fastball, changeup and "slurvy" curveball.
I saw Minor pitch at Miller Park earlier this season and I must admit I was less than impressed with his command. I'm not sure if this is an active concern for Minor, but If my memory serves me, I think he walked three batters in the first inning against the Crew.
Well, Minor and Beachy haven't made me look too good in their subsequent starts, but I still think making moves around these guys would make sense, and I'd hate to see Minor or Beachy go... We will have to see how Jurrjens does coming off the DL, he starts tomorrow vs Mets.
Expanded article on the Jurrjens/Beachy/Minor situation on Yahoo!