Jair Jurrjens could pitch in relief this weekend

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According to Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jair Jurrjens threw his second bullpen session in the past three days Friday and said his ailing right knee felt well enough to pitch in a game.

“Some pitches I feel it, some pitches I don’t,” Jurrjens said. “It was good.”

Braves manager Bobby Cox said “it’s just good to know that I think he could pitch,” and suggested that Jurrjens might make a relief appearance during this weekend’s series against the Phillies.

Jurrjens hasn’t faced live hitters since September 14 due to a slight tear of the meniscus in his right knee, so the Braves still need to evaluate whether he would be included on the potential postseason roster.

The most likely scenario is that Jurrjens pitches if or when the Braves wrap up the Wild Card. He’s not pitching any important innings. That’s for sure. 

The Milwaukee Brewers perform “The Sandlot”

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A lot of teams do funny promo videos during spring training. The Seattle Mariners have led the league in this category for years now, with their marketing and p.r. folks producing and a lot of game and sometimes hammy players starring in some excellent clips. They’re doing them again this year, if you’re curious.

The Milwaukee Brewers have hopped on the humor train in 2018, and their latest entry in this category of commercials is excellent. It’s their riff on “The Sandlot.”

The biggest difference: Smalls really could kill you in this one. Brett Phillips is a lot more jacked than the kid who played Scotty in the original was.

The Beast, however, is just as terrifying now as he was in 1993.