Minor wins again, equals Braves' rookie strikeout record

Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 6:47pm
Staff reports

Former Vanderbilt pitcher Mike Minor matched a long-standing franchise record when he struck out 12 for the Atlanta Braves in a 16-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Minor, in his third Major League start, matched the franchise record for strikeouts by a rookie originally set in 1960 by George Brunet and matched three years later by Bob Sadowski, both of whom played for the Boston Braves. Tommy Hanson struck out 11 last season, which had been the most by an Atlanta Braves rookie.

Ten of the first 12 Cubs’ outs came on strikeouts.

Minor left after the sixth inning (the third straight time he has done so), which he ended with his final strikeout. He threw a total of 104 pitches, 71 of them strike.

The seventh overall draft pick in 2009 allowed seven hits and three runs and walked just one as he improved to 2-0 for the Braves.

3 Comments on this post:

By: breathofdeath on 8/23/10 at 7:58

News flash, City Paper Staff, the Braves left Boston after the 1952 season and played in Milwaukee from 1953-1965, so I don't think pitchers on the 1960 and 1963 teams played for the Boston Braves. My God, how incompetent can you be?!?!?

By: vanfan30yrs on 8/23/10 at 10:06

BOD...mistakes are made by people all the time...and if you are human that includes you, so cut some slack.
By the way...your sign on name says it all about you as well. I hope you get a life.

By: breathofdeath on 8/23/10 at 1:05

I hope your user name doesn't indicate an affinity for Vanderbilt because if it does I'd be ashamed to claim you as a student, alum, or a fan because "get a life" is one of the most over-used and unintelligent comebacks in the history of mankind. Being human or being Christian (you seem to be confusing the two, they don't necessarily go together) does not prevent me from pointing out the errors in this or any other article. City Paper has been slipping further into irrelevancy due in large part to the sloppy kind of reporting and researching that you are condoning by blathering the "everybody makes mistakes, forgiveness, judge not lest ye be judged, those in glass houses" lines of garbage. Unlike you, I refuse to enable incompetence. As to my user name, I'm only too happy to let you assume what you wish about me from it because I know what it means to "ass+u+me".