June 6, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37) looks on from the dugout during the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
The Braves at least avoided a sweep of the Dodgers with their win yesterday. Hopefully, today they can make it a series split.
Our poll today is on Brandon Beachy. He should be ready to come back at some point in the middle of June, and that means the rotation, or the bullpen, is going to be shaken up. I want to know what you guys think should happen.
Now, let’s get into the links:
AJC–David O’Brien talks about the strong outing Beachy had in his second-to-last rehab start:
"Brandon Beachy was impressive in his next-to-last scheduled rehab start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday night, allowing four hits, one run and three walks with eight strikeouts in five innings against Columbus. He threw 60 strikes in 94 pitches.In the final stages of recovery from “Tommy John” elbow surgery, Beachy is tentatively set to make one more start for Gwinnett and come off the disabled list for the Braves’ June 18 doubleheader against the Mets at Turner Field."
ProFootballTalk–So apparently Roddy White and Richard Sherman don’t really care about each other. They got into a bit of a battle of words:
"White thinks Sherman talks too much. Sherman thinks White isn’t very good. Both players won their fair-share of plays in the playoff meeting. Sherman swatted away a handful of passes toward White but White also caught a 47-yard touchdown pass over Sherman. Five months after the Falcons earned a last-second win over Seattle the feelings between the two haven’t seemed to improve.The latest war of words came courtesy of the latest edition of the NFL Network’s countdown of the “Top 100 Players of 2013.” Sherman said White wasn’t deserving of a place on the list at all after White was listed at No. 39 on the countdown.White was a guest on the show and had his own comments to share about Sherman in return. White said Sherman “talked his way into being an All-Pro” and that he doesn’t lose sleep over having to face Sherman on the field."
AJC–Chris Vivlamore writes about how the Hawks have tried out Kyle Weems:
"Kyle Weems, who played collegiately at Missouri State, had a workout with the Hawks Thursday.The forward tweeted the news, “Great workout today with the #ATLHawks I wanna think the organization for having me in! Truly grateful for this opportunity!”The Hawks do not disclose the players, including those draft eligible, that they have worked out."