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Bullpen Mini-Shakeup

As was predicted here yesterday (actually, very early this morning) the Braves have disabled Chad Paronto and demoted Macay McBride. Paronto officially has a right adductor strain, while McBride will try to work out his walk control/walk problems at triple-A Richmond.

In their place the Braves recalled the Ausi right-handed side-armer Peter Moylan and lefty journeyman Steve Colyer. Colyer previously pitched in the majors for the Dodgers (2003) and the Tigers (2004). Neither pitcher has given up a run this season with each pitcher working two innings. Moylan has been "triple-A impressive" by finishing two games, one with a save, allowing no hits, only walking one, and striking out three.

We here at Talking Chop are obviously disappointed that Will Startup didn't get the call (unfortunately he gave up two runs on five hits last night), but Colyer might be able to do a good job. He didn't get off to a good start this spring, but he finished up quite well, and some believed he had a chance to make the team.

I do like the speed with which Schuerholz reacted to McBride's ineffectiveness by demoting him. Now I wonder how long it will take for the team to react to the five regulars or platoon-regulars that are hitting below the Mendoza line. Has anyone noticed that Yunel Escobar, Martin Prado, and Gregor Blanco are all off to hot starts at triple-A; with all three showing some stolen base speed - something the Braves don't have much of.

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