Medlen to the rescue?

Turns out the Braves are going to use Kris Medlen in relief, Today, in the G-Braves’ opener, Medlen retired all 11 batters he faced, striking out four.

He came in to relieve Tommy Hanson, who struck out 10 in 4-2/3 scoreless innings.

Which leads me to today’s poll:

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11 Comments on Medlen to the rescue?

  1. Bring them both up.

  2. Viva Rufino Linares! // April 9, 2009 at 5:45 pm //

    Medlen should be with the big club now. Bringing up Hanson to relieve is a little tricker. I’d rather not mess with Tommy despite the success of David Price. Regardless, I think we’re going to see Hanson sooner rather than later.

  3. Tokyokie // April 9, 2009 at 8:33 pm //

    Boyer’s out of options, right? So the team will have to shoot him to create a roster space, I suppose. Another performance like yesterday, and I’ll be OK with that.

  4. PepeFreeUs // April 9, 2009 at 10:42 pm //

    I’m with Viva Rufie. I don’t want to shoehorn Hanson into a role he’s not made for. I’ve always wondered if we hurt Mercker’s development by doing that in ’90 and ’91.

    Kris? Hell yes, bring him up.

  5. Viva Rufino Linares // April 10, 2009 at 8:26 am //

    Can’t we just send Boyer to Richmond?

  6. well, we’re about to find out if that blowup was a fluke.

    big rain delay, we about drained the place of beer, and wow this crowd is alive.

  7. PepeFreeUs // April 11, 2009 at 1:33 am //

    It’s going to get lost in all of the drama tonight, but Campillo looked pretty solid (he usually does when he gets to start an inning clean and work his way through his preferred pitch sequences) and Soriano might be back on the road to BMF-hood.

  8. What’s Spanish for full-pack, ’cause that would be a good nickname for Gonzo.

  9. Let Moylan return to form at Gwinnett.

  10. atlpaddy // April 11, 2009 at 9:57 am //

    It’s official: the Bullpen is (mostly) garbage.

  11. The pen is atrocious. Can anyone throw the ball over the plate? Bennett could very well be the worst of the bunch and Moylan still does not look right. Gonzalez would have walked in the tying run in last night’s game had Nieves not swung at ball four way out of the zone. I wouldn’t rush Hanson to the bigs to fill out the pen, but I would definitely consider sending Moylan down and bringing Medlen up. And, is it just me or is anyone else completely unimpressed with O’Flaherty?

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