Cheyenne Mountain Alum McCarthy Starts Friday at Coors

Brandon McCarthy, who went to Cheyenne Mountain High in Colorado Springs and then Lamar Coummunity College, will be back in Colorado this weekend. He will start for the visiting Braves in the Rockies home opener on Friday.


McCarthy has made 10 career appearances against the Rockies, nine starts, and is 2-3 with a 5.46 ERA. He has made four appearances at Coors Field, three starts. He is 2-2 with a 7.94 in four career appearances at Coors Field. He made his Braves debut on Sunday in Atlanta, working 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs, in a 15-3 victory against the Phillies.

McCarthy was part of a package of players the Braves received from the Dodgers in December in exchange for Matt Kemp. In addition to the Braves and Dodgers, McCarthy has pitched in the big leagues with the White Sox, Rangers, A's, D-Backs and Yankees.





The Braves acquired catcher

Carlos Perez from the Angels in exchange for infielder Ryan Schimpf on Saturday. Atlanta has two catchers hurt in Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki, with Flowers on the 10-day disabled list.




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Preston Tucker won’t forget his first hit in a Braves uniform. After trailing 5-0, the Braves assembled an opening-day comeback to defeat the Phillies 8-5. Tucker’s RBI single in the eighth knotted the score at 5-5.

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The Braves  selected the contract of reliever  Luke Jackson from Triple-A Gwinnett and designated catcher Chris Stewart for assignment prior to Wednesday's game with the Nationals.

Jackson was dropped from the spring roster after allowing seven hits and five earned runs in 5.1 innings. He appeared in 43 games for the Braves last season posting a 4.62 ERA in 50.2 innings.


The Braves signed Stewart this offseason to a Major League deal with the hopes that he would provide some depth behind Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki. With Flowers on the disabled list and Suzuki missing time due to a hand injury, Stewart was pressed into duty early. He is 3-for-14 at the plate over five games. Atlanta is likely hoping that Stewart will pass through waivers and then accept an assignment to Gwinnett where he can work with some of the team’s young pitchers.

Stewart’s departure from the active roster likely means that Suzuki is progressing well from his hand injury and will be good enough to play over the weekend in Colorado.

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