Beachy exits with apparent right arm ailment
Brandon Beachy was in complete control before being forced to exit Saturday night’s game against the Orioles with what appeared to be a right elbow injury.
Beachy exited after allowing the Orioles to produce their first base runner of the night courtesy of a two-out walk issued to Chris Davis in the fourth inning. The Braves pitcher did not appear to be comfortable when he opened the plate appearance by throwing consecutive curveballs in the dirt.
Beachy, who leads the Majors with a 2.00 ERA, felt some elbow discomfort after his June 8 start against the Blue Jays. After seeing his velocity drop during the final inning of that outing, the Braves opted to give him three days of extra rest leading up to this assignment against the Orioles.
Before throwing the consecutive curveballs to Davis in the dirt, Beachy was constructing a gem. He threw first-pitch strikes to nine of the first 10batters he faced and recorded five strikeouts during this span.