After missing a little more than 13 months since his last start for the Atlanta Braves, Brandon Beachy made his much anticipated return from Tommy John surgery Monday night against the Rockies. Simply, it was not pretty for Beachy as he was knocked around for seven runs on eight hits and one walk over 3 2/3 innings. Beachy's struggles does not come as a surprise, but it did set the stage for one of the craziest wins the Braves have had this season. Andrelton Simmons 10th inning walk-off single provided the 9-8 victory for the Braves over the Rockies. One positive for Beachy and the Braves to take from his first start back was his fastball velocity was in the low 90s.
Albert Pujols (foot) was placed on the disabled list Sunday with a tear in his left foot that could end his season. Manager Mike Scioscia said Pujols will be sidelined for "a significant amount of time", but there are several reports that he could miss the remainder of the season. The minimum recovery time is six weeks and there is no point to bring Pujols back for the final two weeks unless somehow the Angels find some magic and get back into the AL West race. Pujols has a partially torn plantar fascia, an injury that has bothered him most of the season. He aggravated it while running out a single in the ninth inning of Friday's game in Oakland. If his season is over, Pujols will conclude the campaign with a .258 batting average with 17 homers and 64 RBI.