He’ll debut in a Fox prime time game, starting at 7 p.m. Teheran vs. Oswalt. I’m surprised Minor, who’s been pitching great, didn’t get the call, especially with the Phils’ lefty-laden line-up. Very glad the Braves decided against pitching Hanson on three days rest — wonder if FW stepped in? JJ will be bumped to Sunday.
In other news …
A slumping Jay Hey gets the night off tonight. Joe Mather gets the start instead and will hit 7th, with Gonzo moving to the 2-hole. Makes sense, with a tough lefty (Cliff Lee) on the mound.
Looks like Petah needs back surgery. That’s a big blow. Meanwhile, Gwinnett’s best reliever, Stephen Marek, is headed for Tommy John surgery. If Teheran pitches well Saturday, might the Braves keep him up to bolster the ‘pen? If not, who pitches the 7th?