Mar 5, 2014; Clearwater, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37) warms up in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Brighthouse Networks Field. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy exits start early


Update: Mark Bowman reports that Beachy experienced “discomfort” but isn’t concerned, while Jon Morosi of Fox Sports indicates that Beachy “tried” to ramp up velocity when the discomfort hit.

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Kris Medlen has been dominating the headlines in “Braves Country”, but the team is on the field on Monday afternoon with a match-up against the Philadelphia Phillies, and there is potential trouble brewing.

Brandon Beachy left his start after just 2 innings against Philly, and as noted above by MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, he was scheduled to pitch 4 innings in this particular outing. Less than a week ago, Beachy threw 3 scoreless innings in a start (also against the Phillies), and this early exit is quite disturbing, even if there was no visible sign of injury.

There will likely be an update on Beachy, possibly before the game even ends, and we will bring that information to you in real-time. Until then, however, it is time to pray that Beachy hasn’t been seriously injured, as he would be heavily relied on in the event that Medlen has a more serious ailment that will cause him to miss additional time.

Lastly, let’s hope this isn’t the case:

Thanks to Talking Chop’s Scott Coleman for this bit of reality (I know you’re kidding, Scott).

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