After dominating Gwinnett for half a season, Mike Dunn is finally getting his chance in Atlanta. After allegedly* getting into a heated argument with GM Frank Wren, most figured Dunn would be trapped in the minors until September 1st when the rosters expanded. Hopefully he'll continue his dominace in Atlanta to give the Braves another left-handed option in the bullpen and/or a trade chip at the deadline.
*The argument was reported by a blogger who heard from a "source" that they exchanged words. It still hasn't been confirmed or denied.
In 33 games at Triple-A Gwinnett, Dunn had an ERA of 1.05 and record 7 saves. He struck out 56 hitters in 42.2 innings, but also walked 22 in the same span. We all know how much Bobby doesn't like relievers who walk a bunch of guys, so Dunn will need to step up in Atlanta.
Eric O'Flaherty was placed on the 15-day DL with a viral infection that has been bothering him for days. It's not confirmed, but I can only imagine it'll be retro-active to July 9th. O'Flaherty has been great for the 2nd season in a row, and we'll need to him make a strong comeback for the 2nd half.
Dunn will be in Atlanta for tonight's game.