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Jurrjens to miss start, see specialist

Posted on: September 1, 2011 10:14 pm
Edited on: September 1, 2011 10:19 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Braves All-Star pitcher Jair Jurrjens has experienced an awful second half after he was having a career year pre-All-Star break (12-3, 1.87 before; 1-3, 5.88 after). Sure, some of that is due to natural regression, as there's little doubt Jurrjens was pitching over his head for that extended stretch. But we also have to consider his aching knee, which did get him a stint on the 15-day disabled list.

Now, the knee is causing Jurrjens to miss Sunday's scheduled start and see a knee specialist in Colorado. An MRI did show no structural damage, but Jurrjens still felt discomfort during a bullpen session Thursday, prompting the upcoming visit to Dr. Richard Steadman (MLB.com).

The good news for the Braves is they have starting pitching depth and that they appear pretty well locked in to a playoff berth, as they have an 8 1/2 game lead in the NL Wild Card race.

"My main concern right now is to be pitching in the playoffs," Jurrjens said (MLB.com). "Last year was the worst feeling, sitting on the side and not being able to perform and not being able to help the team in the playoffs."

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