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David Hale | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/27/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Hale struggled in Thursday's spot start against the Pirates, taking the loss after giving up a pair of runs in 4 2/3 innings.
Hale allowed five hits, including a home run to Travis Snider, while walking four and striking out four. The right-hander was filling in for the injured Mike Minor. Hale, serving mostly out of the bullpen, is 4-5 with a 3.30 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and a 44/39 K/BB ratio. Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:18:00 PM

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David Hale will start Thursday's series finale against the Pirates in place of Mike Minor.

Minor was shut down after feeling some pain in his left shoulder, so Hale will take his final turn of the season. Hale is 2-0 with a 2.22 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 20 strikeouts in five starts this season.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 06:22:00 PM

David Hale pitched three innings and allowed five hits and two runs in relief of Mike Minor on Saturday.

Hale had to warm early on Saturday, as Mike Minor lasted just one inning against the Mets before exiting with an apparent left shoulder injury. Hale came on to start the second. He allowed a Dilson Herrera two-run home run with out in the inning, but settled in after that. The rest of his time on the mound was relatively uneventful. Over three innings, he gave up five hits, walked two and struck out one. Hale's made the occasional spot start for the Braves, while working mostly long relief out of the pen. He holds a 3.27 ERA and 1.44 WHIP this season.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 10:23:00 PM

David Hale tossed five innings of one-run ball to help the Braves to a doubleheader sweep of the Phillies on Saturday.

It was an impressive spot start for the 26-year-old righty, who gave up only four hits and a walk. He now has a 3.02 ERA on the year and will head back to long relief.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 10:33:00 PM

David Hale will make a spot start for the Braves in Saturday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

Hale has a 3.14 ERA in 48 2/3 innings this season for the Braves, but he's been pitching out of the bullpen since early May and is doubtful to go very long on Saturday in Philadelphia. The 26-year-old right-hander can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 09:09:00 AM

David Hale will be moved to the Braves' bullpen Friday.

Mike Minor (shoulder) is returning Friday against the Giants, so Hale gets the demotion despite posting a 2.31 ERA in four starts. He should be in line for a spot start down the road, but for now will pitch in long relief.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 04:42:00 PM

David Hale tossed eight innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Braves' 4-1 win over the Reds.

Hale allowed just two Cincinnati hits, and they both came in the first inning. He struck out four and watched his ERA drop from 2.93 to 2.31 in the dominant outing. Unfortunately, the 26-year-old right-hander is likely to lose his rotation spot next week when Mike Minor (shoulder) is activated. But he'll be worth re-adding in fantasy leagues if he gets another shot down the road.
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 09:41:00 PM

David Hale allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits over six innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Mets.

Hale allowed one-out singles to David Wright and Daniel Murphy in the sixth inning but appeared to induce a double play ball to end the inning. Instead, Dan Uggla's error allowed an unearned run to score, tying the game and robbing Hale of his first win of the year. Despite the disappointing result, Hale owns a 2.93 ERA through three starts. He'll face the surprisingly tough Marlins lineup on Friday.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 06:03:00 PM

David Hale will be skipped in the Braves' rotation.

Hale was scheduled to pitch against the Phillies on Tuesday, but the game was postponed due to rain. Julio Teheran will stay on his normal schedule and pitch Wednesday, and Alex Wood will start Thursday’s series finale.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 05:53:00 PM

David Hale walked five while allowing four runs -- three earned -- in 4 1/3 innings Thursday against the Mets.

Hale impressed in his season debut last week against the Nationals, throwing five scoreless innings, but the wildness that plagued him this spring returned tonight. He'll probably lose his rotation spot once Mike Minor comes off the DL in two weeks.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 11:24:00 PM

David Hale looked good in his season debut Friday, holding the Nationals scoreless over five innings in a 2-1 victory.

Hale struck out four while permitting five hits and two walks. He benefited from having a runner thrown out at home and also having a potential Ian Desmond inside-the-park homer reversed to a double, but the 26-year-old pitched well. Hale had only thrown 73 pitches through five, but Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez thought that was enough. He'll go up against the Mets next.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 04:55:00 PM

David Hale gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Yankees.

Hale walked three today after issuing two free passes total in his previous three starts. He'll have a spot in Atlanta's rotation initially next month as a result of all of the team's injuries. He might be pushed back into middle relief by mid-to-late April, but he could still have some NL-only value there.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 05:12:00 PM

David Hale pitched four innings of one-run ball Friday against the Rays.

With Brandon Beachy set to go on the DL and perhaps spend considerable time there, Hale's stock would seem to be on the rise. He could help out in the rotation early next month while Mike Minor and Ervin Santana build stamina and then serve as a swingman afterwards. He's a candidate to have some value in NL-only leagues.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 04:16:00 PM

David Hale surrendered two runs and four hits in two innings Saturday against the Nationals.

Hale is intriguing, but his chances of making the Braves seem rather slim at the moment. To have any chance at all, he'll need Alex Wood to beat out Freddy Garcia for a rotation spot, leaving an opening in middle relief.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 04:35:00 PM

David Hale held the Phillies to one run in six innings to pick up a win in his spot start Thursday.

Hale might have gotten a long look in the second half had he pitched for another team. The Braves did give him two spot starts this month, and he impressed with a 0.82 ERA and 14/1 K/BB ratio in 11 innings. It probably won't get him a spot on the postseason roster, though, and he'll likely still be on the outside looking in next spring.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 10:59:00 PM

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