Medlen's loss to the New York Mets on Tuesday dropped his season record to 6-10, and his 3.78 ERA isn't indicative of his inconsistency. Medlen has given up two or fewer runs eight times this season, but he's also failed to get through the sixth inning seven times.
After Tuesday's loss, Medlen is 0-3 with an 8.59 ERA in his last three starts, and he was honest on where he wants to be in the Braves' pitching plans.
"I said I don't want to go to the pen, but I didn't say I wouldn't go to the pen," Medlen said after the game.
Medlen partially blames a mechanical problem he's been battling all season that he also attempted to correct over the All-Star break.
"You know, I care and I’m trying, and I’m making adjustments," Medlen said.
Regardless of his personal feelings and preferences, Medlen is willing to do whatever the Braves ask of him.
"If that’s where they feel I’ll be most effective to help the team win, then obviously I’m going to do that," Medlen said.
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