Originally posted on HardballTalk:
All of us who are convinced that Matt Harvey should go get Tommy John surgery yesterday should probably remind ourselves that it’s not ALWAYS a routine thing. Take Brandon Beachy who hasn’t been able to get right this year:
Beachy said today he’s not where he wants to be. Had played some catch earlier this week. Elbow still giving him some discomfort.
— David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) September 12, 2013
Beachy has pitched in five games this year and he’s now likely done for the season.
The Braves are now short him, Tim Hudson and Paul Maholm in the rotation. Not gonna hate on ‘em, but no, the Braves are not currently my favorite to come out of the NL playoffs.