Chuck James pitched 5 innings tonight against the Marlins, giving up 4 runs and earning his second win of the season. After the game however, Chuck was optioned back to AAA Richmond. James was making starts in place of the injured Tom Glavine who is set to come off the disabled list with a strained hamstring this coming Tuesday against the Nationals. The Braves made the move today instead of on Tuesday to call up a fresh arm for the bullpen to have over the weekend. This announcement should come sometime tomorrow.
Guesses as to who may be called up are hard to formulate now, but I’d say Jo-Jo Reyes has a chance. The roster doesn’t have room for more starters right now, but Jo-Jo is having a hot season for Richmond thus far. He has 24 strikeouts and only 6 walks in 21 innings thus far this season. He’s also sitting with a 0.43 ERA. It looks like the time spent on his mechanics thus far this season have been a big help for Jo-Jo who walked 11 in 11 innings in spring training. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear about who’s getting called up.
Tags: AAA, Chuck James, Jo-Jo Reyes, Optioned, Richmond, Tom Glavine
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