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Brandon McCarthy dominant in Triple-A rehab outing

Aug 5, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

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A’s starter Brandon McCarthy is ready to rock.

According to CSN Bay Area’s Nate Stuhlbarg, the right-hander tossed six shutout innings Saturday at Triple-A Sacramento in what should be his final rehab start. He allowed only two hits and needed just 73 pitches despite striking out nine opposing hitters.

McCarthy has been on the disabled list since June 20 because of soreness in his throwing shoulder.

The 29-year-old had a 2.54 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 52/19 K/BB ratio in 78 innings before hitting the shelf.

  1. hcf95688 - Aug 5, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Great news! The A’s should be adding two front end starters in McCarthy and Anderson in the very near future.

  2. butchhuskey - Aug 5, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    McCarthy’s a really good pitcher and a pretty funny guy but I can’t help but hate him out of jealousy. I mean, have you seen his wife?

  3. APBA Guy - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    It’s not so much the news that McCarthy pitched well in this start but it’s the news that his shoulder isn’t hurting.

    As for Brett Anderson, it may take him a while to get back to his normal velocity and control.. It’s taken Wainwright about 4 months to pitch himself into shape. Coming back from TJ is very unpredictable as to when a pitcher will return to form. Some guys come back right away, some guys take a year, a few never make it back. We just have to wait and see and wish him the best.

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