Beachy Strong In Latest Rehab Start

Braves Starter Brandon Beachy

Brandon Beachy continues his journey back to the major leagues

Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy was solid Friday night in his rehab start for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves against the Indianapolis Indians.

Beachy gave up one run on five hits in five innings.  He struck out three and displayed excellent control, walking only one.  The big right-hander threw 70 pitches, 46 of them were strikes.

In Beachy’s last rehab start on July 14 for the Gwinnett Braves, he went four innings and gave up one run on four hits.  He walked two and struck out four.

June 18 Beachy was scheduled to make his return to the Atlanta starting rotation against the New  York Mets.  But a setback in his final rehab start forced him to rest his surgically repaired elbow, before he restarted his minor league rehab appearances.

The Braves have not yet put forth a schedule or timetable for when Beachy may return to the Braves rotation full-time.  But my guess is that he will make at least one, maybe two more rehab starts.  I think the Braves would like to see him throw 100 pitches in a minor league game before they believe him ready to pitch major league baseball.

By the way, the Gwinnett Braves have a pretty good starting rotation right now.  Alex Wood pitched five solid innings last night for Gwinnett to get the win.

  • Jim Hart

    Beachy has had two solid outings in a row at Gwinnett. Will it take one or two more minor league starts before he is ready to pitch for Atlanta?