02 June, 2006

MLB debuts - Peter Moylan

Aussie hurler Peter Moylan has already ridden the R-Braves shuttle a couple of times this season. Moylan was recalled on 10 April as Atlanta tried to solve its bullpen woes. Nothing if not intrgiuing, and certainly no prospect, Moylan's World Baseball Classic performance got notice. He had 4 Ks and 5 walks in an inning and two-thirds against Venuzuela. Like I said, he's no prospect.

Moylan's sidearm delivery, however, gives a different look and if you're struggling for arms and outs, heck, why not give him a go. Then again, apart from two undistinguished years of rookie ball back in the 90s, Moylan has no pedigree at all.

In his first outing for Atlanta on 12 April against Philly (a 7-5 loss), he tossed an inning of relief allowing a hit and striking out one. He didn't get another shot in his stay with the big club though it was 21 April before he was optioned back to Richmond. Atlanta recalled him on 3 May and he spent another 2 weeks with the club before returning to AAA after he got lit up badly in two consecutive outings. So, Bobby Cox has probably seen enough and there's no rocking guy in the dugout to solve things anymore.

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