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Mike Minor | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Mike Minor earned his 6th win of the season after limiting the Mets to one run over seven innings as the Braves enjoyed a 6-1 victory on Thursday.
Minor, who flirted with a no-hitter in his previous start against the Reds, retired the first 12 Mets he faced. He blanked the Mets through seven innings, but allowed a double followed by an RBI single before being relieved in the eighth inning. Overall, he yielded only four hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Minor now owns a 4.70 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a 111/36 K/BB ratio. His next task will come on Tuesday at home against the Phillies. Aug 28 - 9:54 PM

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Mike Minor pitched seven and two-thirds innings of one-run ball against the Reds on Friday.

As the teams went extras, Minor did not factor into the decision. He was almost perfect in his time on the mound, allowing just one hit and striking out five. Really the only critique one could make of this start is that Minor walked four batters. Despite the stellar outing, Minor's numbers are still a little all over the place, as he boasts an ERA of 4.90 and a WHIP of 1.47. He will work on developing some consistency as he faces off with the Mets in his next start.
Aug 23 - 12:43 AM

Mike Minor racked up seven strikeouts over seven innings of two-run ball in Sunday’s victory over the Athletics.

The hard-throwing southpaw surrendered just four hits and a pair of walks on the evening. The only damage against him came on a pair of solo home runs off the bat of Nate Freiman. Now 5-8 on the season, he’ll carry a 5.16 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 101/32 K/BB ratio into Friday’s start against the Reds in Cincinnati.
Aug 17 - 11:05 PM

Mike Minor took his eighth loss of the season in Tuesday's start against the Dodgers, allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings.

Minor pitched well after having his previous start skipped, but Dodgers lead-off man Carl Crawford had his number, drawing a walk, hitting a single, and doubling in four plate appearances against the lefty. Overall, Minor allowed eight hits, walked one, and struck out seven. Due to a shaky season, Minor stands with a 5.33 ERA, a 1.58 WHIP, and a 94/30 K/BB ratio. He'll match up against the Athletics at home on Sunday night.
Aug 12 - 10:12 PM

The Braves decided to skip Mike Minor's next start after he was rocked for five runs in five innings on Friday.

Minor won't be back to the rotation until at least August 12th (against the Dodgers). Until then, the Braves plan on possibly using him out of the bullpen as he attempts to sort out his issues. Over his last ten starts, Minor has a 7.33 ERA and batters are hitting .358 off him. "Minor was good with it. He understood completely," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He goes, I suck." At least Minor isn't in denial.
Aug 2 - 10:25 PM

Mike Minor was tagged for five runs in five innings by the Padres in a loss Friday.

It's Minor's third lousy outing in his last four starts, with the only decent effort coming against the Padres last week. He's actually had a really weak schedule of late, yet his ERA has risen steadily anyway, landing at 5.42 for the moment. The Braves need to seriously consider sending him down in an effort to get him turned around. David Hale could serve as a stopgap starter or Cody Martin could be given an opportunity.
Aug 2 - 1:28 AM

Mike Minor allowed three runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Padres on Sunday.

Minor needed a start against the offense-deficient Padres to get back on the right track, and even then it wasn't spectacular. Minor gave up eight hits, including two home runs, on the day. He also struck out six while walking one. Fortunately for Minor, he gets to pick on the Padres again next week, this time in San Diego. He'll take a 5.23 ERA and 1.56 WHIP into that start.
Jul 27 - 9:54 PM

Mike Minor left the game without recording an out in the fourth inning against the Marlins, taking his sixth loss after allowing six runs in three-plus innings on Tuesday.

Minor's struggles continued on Tuesday, as the Marlins banged out 10 hits and drew two walks en route to a win. The lefty allowed the first three batters he faced in the fourth inning to reach base (double, single, ground-rule double) before manager Fredi Gonzalez replaced him with David Hale. Minor struck out only one in the effort, and his ERA went up to 5.32. There is good news for Minor's dwindling fantasy owners, however: he'll face the Padres' frail offense at home in his next start on Sunday.
Jul 22 - 10:51 PM

Mike Minor was knocked around for six earned runs in six innings Saturday by a weak Cubs team.

Minor took a step in the right direction Monday against the Mets, allowing only two runs and two hits over seven strong innings, but his struggles returned Saturday at Wrigley Field. Chicago managed 11 hits off him -- including five doubles -- but the Atlanta offense was even better and netted him a victory. Minor has a disappointing 4.86 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season.
Jul 12 - 7:19 PM

Mike Minor held the Mets to two runs and two hits over seven innings on Monday.

Minor bounced back nicely after struggling in 4 1/3 innings against this same Mets team six days ago. He's been anything but consistent since returning from his shoulder problem at the beginning of May, but he still rates as a good bet in mixed leagues the rest of the way.
Jul 7 - 11:46 PM

Mike Minor got a no-decision, allowing four runs over 4 1/3 innings in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

The lefty has been uncharacteristically pedestrian over his past five starts now. Minor surrendered nine hits -- two of which were homers to lefty batters Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy -- while walking one and striking out five. He now carries a 4.73 ERA, a 1.54 WHIP, and a 70/21 K/BB ratio. Minor will face the Mets again in his next start, but it'll be on the road in Queens.
Jul 1 - 10:56 PM

Mike Minor yielded five runs in six innings Thursday in a loss to the Astros.

This makes seven straight outings without a victory for Minor, though he's turned in four quality starts (and one near miss) during that span. His big mistake today was leaving an 0-2 fastball over the plate to Matt Dominguez with two men on the fifth. The pitch was supposed to get in on Dominguez's hands. Instead, it was drilled over the yellow line in left center. Despite the rather unimpressive performances of late, we still expect Minor to be a significant asset in mixed leagues the rest of the way.
Jun 26 - 5:20 PM

Mike Minor allowed two runs over seven innings and struck out a season-high 11 batters Friday against the Nationals, but was handed a no-decision.

While Craig Kimbrel blew it in the ninth, it was still a big outing from Minor, who was coming off back-to-back shaky starts. It was his fourth career double-digit strikeout game and his second of the season. The 26-year-old southpaw still owns a mediocre 4.20 ERA on the year, but we see better days ahead for him.
Jun 21 - 12:16 AM

Mike Minor struggled in a no-decision against the Angels on Sunday, allowing three runs on 11 hits over his five innings of work.

Minor racked up six strikeouts on the evening while walking only one. He was lifted for a pinch hitter in the sixth inning after hurling 103 pitches through the first five frames. Most of the damage against him came via the long ball with solo homers from Erick Aybar and Mike Trout. He’ll look to get back on track when he brings a 4.42 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 49/16 K/BB ratio into Friday’s matchup against the Nationals in Washington.
Jun 15 - 11:45 PM

Mike Minor was a tough-luck loser Wednesday, striking out 10 while tossing seven innings of one-run ball against the Mariners.

A fourth-inning RBI single from Cole Gillespie was the lone blemish on Minor's line, but it was enough with Hisashi Iwakuma shutting down the Braves' offense. Minor is now 2-4 despite a 3.07 ERA and 40/12 K/BB ratio over 44 innings. He'll try to get back in the win column next week in Colorado.
Jun 4 - 3:50 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6James Russell
7David Hale
8Luis Avilan
9Jonny Venters
10Cory Gearrin