Brandon Beachy

Will Braves Win NL East?

Before the injuries to Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy, I thought the Braves had a good chance to repeat as National League Eastern division champions.  With those injuries, my win projection on the Braves has changed. The Braves won 96 games last season and looking at the roster and the competitive level in the National League, I was originally projecting 92 wins for the Braves this season before ... »

Teheran Unquestioned Most Important Braves Player

Last week I wrote an article about who will be the most important Braves player in 2014.  Julio Teheran was my choice due to the Braves needing a true number one starter with big-time stuff and Teheran having that type ability. There were other Braves players I considered as MIP, but Teheran seemed like the logical choice at the time. With Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy leaving their last spring s... »

Medlen Injury News Like Death Watch

Awaiting the news on Atlanta Braves starter Kris Medlen‘s arm health feels like we’re waiting around on a death watch.  That sounds overly dramatic, but if Medlen is out for the season, it will be a huge blow to the Braves’ chances in 2014. Medlen was a rock in the Braves rotation last season and was probably going to be the Opening Day starter.  He was the Game One starter the p... »

Beachy Still Question Mark?

Brandon Beachy is being counted on heavily by the Braves this season to start and win games.  You read articles in the media about what Beachy will do in 2014 and it is  like a given he will have a very successful season. Until Beachy is able to throw free and easy, I am concerned about whether he will approach his pre-injury production level. Beachy was expected back mid-summer last season, but d... »

Alex Wood Braves Start

Has Wood Made Beachy’s 2013 Return Irrelevant?

The Atlanta Braves hoped that Brandon Beachy could recover from his Tommy John surgery and regain his old form the last couple months of the regular season, and especially the playoffs.  Beachy was the Braves best starter last season, and it was hoped that he could be a top of the rotation pitcher again by playoff time. The way Alex Wood has pitched, the need for Brandon Beachy to contribute this ... »

Medlen Pitches and Johnson Homers Braves Past Phillies

Medlen Pitches and Johnson Homers Braves Past Phillies

The Atlanta Braves evened up the series with the Philadelphia Phillies with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday night.  The Braves rode the backs of Kris Medlen and Chris Johnson to get the win against the Phillies. Kris Medlen was great on the mound, as he recorded his 4th straight start with a win.  The win evened up Medlen’s W-L record for the season.  He is now 10-10 for 2013.  It is pretty awesome for M... »

Braves Starter Brandon Beachy

Beachy Pitches Braves to 14th Straight Win

The Atlanta Braves put together a big first inning as they blanked the Miami Marlins for their 14th straight win.  A stellar start from Brandon Beachy, combined with good hitting, was a recipe for success for the Braves on Friday night. Enough cannot be said about Brandon Beachy’s start on Friday night.  Especially since it was just his 3rd start since returning from Tommy John surgery.  Beachy on... »

Does Hudson Injury Change Braves World Series Chances?

Does Hudson Injury Change Braves World Series Chances?

On Wednesday night, every Atlanta Braves fan had their heart drop all the way into their stomach. Seeing Tim Hudson in so much pain is a memory that Atlanta fans wish they could get rid of. Hudson is the veteran, and the rock that was supposed to lead this Braves team to the World Series. Now what? Is it time to go into complete panic mode and think the season is over? Are we supposed to believe t... »