That is the edited version of the collective cry from Brave Nation this evening as right hander Kris Medlin suffered an elbow ligament injury. Hopefully the word tomorrow is that he won't need Tommy John surgery. Not only is this a bad break for the Braves, but you've gotta feel for Medlin; the kid has done a wonderful job since coming up last year, being one of the more consistent starters since joining the rotation.
As the season's heading towards the final stretch, what do you think Atlanta will do in the fifth spot? Should Kawakami come back to start (please God-no!), or will they recall stud Mike Minor from AAA? Personally, I would like to see Minor come up; he's a lefty who's nearly ready & has been racking up 9 K's per 9 innings this year. The Bravos do not have a southpaw in the starting rotation, and with Kawakami having pitched only once since his demotion to the bullpen leads me to believe Minor would be their best bet.