|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||15.00||8.00||0.00||3.05||1.12||152.00||34.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Mets|| 6.0||0||0|| 4.50||0||1||9|
|vs LHB|| 45.0||0||0|| 3.20||0||23||35|
|vs RHB|| 39.1||0||0|| 2.97||0||2||29|
|06/19/2013||C.J. Wilson, SP LAA|
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
|Kris Medlen, SP ATL|
Joey Votto, 1B CIN
|06/19/2013||Kris Medlen, SP ATL|
John Lackey, SP BOS
|Cole Hamels, SP PHI|
Carlos Quentin, LF SD
|06/19/2013||Mark Reynolds, 3B CLE|
Kris Medlen, SP ATL
|Jason Heyward, RF ATL|
|Last 10 Games|
|Kris Medlen takes step back|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(6/14/13) Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen, who had not allowed an earned run in his previous two starts, took a step back as he was pegged with his seventh loss of the season Friday night against the Giants. Medlen (3-7) was shelled for four runs on nine hits while striking out four in six innings in a 6-0 defeat.
Medlen has allowed three runs or more in three of his last five starts. He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at home against the Mets. He allowed three runs over six innings in his previous meeting against the Mets on May 24.
|Kris Medlen prefers to keep starting, but willing to switch roles|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(6/10/13) With Brandon Beachy nearing a return from Tommy John surgery, rumors of Kris Medlen's possible return to the Braves' bullpen are growing louder. Medlen made it known Monday that he would prefer not to return to the bullpen, as he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"I'll let it be known that I don't want to go down there," Medlen said. "I don't. At all. But it's out of my hands. I mean, if it happens, obviously it happens. I'm a team player."
Medlen has experience pitching out of the bullpen, and he understands that makes him a more likely option than Beachy to leave the rotation. Beachy has never pitched out of the bullpen, and was one of the best pitchers in baseball in 13 starts before suffering his elbow injury last season.
"It does not make any sense for him to go to the pen," Medlen said. "It's the same mound and whatever else, but it's a different job, different mindset. Build him up just to put him in the pen?"
Medlen has a 2.87 ERA in his first 13 starts this season, and has a 2.92 ERA in 90 appearances as a reliever at the major-league level.
|Kris Medlen returning to 2012 form?|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/9/13) Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen is off to a great start in June, winning his first two starts this month. Medlen has allowed one unearned run on 12 hits and one walk, while striking out 12 in 13 2/3 innings.
He's beginning to once again look like the pitcher who had a 0.97 ERA in 12 starts last year.
"I wouldn't say I feel like I did last year, but I feel more consistent than I did in my first five, six or seven starts this year," Medlen said, per MLB.com.
|Kris Medlen stays sharp in win over Dodgers|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(6/9/13) Braves starter Kris Medlen turned in a dominant performance as he picked up his third win of the season Saturday night against the Dodgers.
Medlen (3-6) pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings and helped his cause with his first career home run. He took starter Stephen Fife deep for a solo home run in the fifth inning, giving his club a two-run lead. The right-hander surrendered just five hits and one walk while striking out six in a 2-1 victory.
Medlen has allowed just one unearned combined in his last two starts (13 2/3 innings pitched). He is scheduled to make his next start Friday at home against the Giants. He is 1-3 with a 2.31 ERA in six starts at home.
|Kris Medlen earns second win|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(6/3/13) Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen picked up his second win of the year Monday against the Pirates, allowing one unearned run on seven hits in seven innings, walking none and striking out six.
The win was Medlen's first since April 9 despite throwing six quality starts between the wins. It was just the second time this season Medlen did not walk a batter. He'll face the Dodgers Saturday.
Week 12 Pitching Forecaster
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Bumgarner dominates as Giants blank Braves
Madison Bumgarner allowed two hits in seven innings and combined with Sandy Rosario for a three-hit shutout in the San Francisco Giants' 6-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Kris Medlen takes step back
Waiver Wire: Drawing a Blanks
Gerrit Cole is getting all of the attention off the waiver wire, but there are still plenty of other solid options to consider. Our Nando Di Fino talks up Kyle Blanks, Tyler Colvin and others.
Run support systems: Kris Medlen (6/11)
The Fantasy Baseball Today team talks about run support for Kris Medlen.
|Kris Medlen had a nice little run as a starter before needing Tommy John surgery in 2010, but nothing that would lead you to believe he was capable of doing what he did over the final two months of 2012. Then again, no one should be capable of going 9-0 with a 0.97 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings over a 12-start stretch. That's Greg Maddux-type stuff. And here's the kicker: Those were the only starts Medlen made all season, having spent the first four months in the bullpen. Saying he made the most of what little opportunity he had almost doesn't do the performance justice. Considering it came at a make-or-break point as far as Fantasy is concerned, Medlen is a hero to many right now. And that's why he's so difficult to rate in Fantasy. On the one hand, you don't want to judge a guy on only 12 starts, but on the other hand they were 12 incredible starts. Plus, his minuscule walk rate and superior secondary pitches suggest the results weren't so far-fetched. Factor in his relief pitcher eligibility and Medlen is a one-of-a-kind Fantasy option. He isn't Justin Verlander or Clayton Kershaw. He isn't even Madison Bumgarner or James Shields. But he isn't far off either. If you're the type willing to gamble on a limited track record, you won't want to let him slip too far beyond the top 15 starting pitchers. (Updated 12/5/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/19/13||NYM||7:10 pm||Shaun Marcum|
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|6/21/13||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Wily Peralta|
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|6/23/13||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Alfredo Figaro|
|6/25/13||@ KC||8:10 pm||Ervin Santana|
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