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All you have to do is read this kid's post-game interviews to understand he's no fluke. He puts all blame on himself for losses, puts all pressure on himself to win, and in some superhuman freaky kind of way, that seems to propel him to success.
He seems like the kind of guy that feeds off of the pressure. You know, like exactly the kind of pitcher Brad Lidge ISN'T?
This guy has the potential to be in a major league rotation for a long time. Why do I say this? One major thing separates Brandon from other young pitchers who have fumbled their chances in Atlanta: he is a pitcher who pitches in a league full of pitchers who throw. No, he is in not in any way a reincarnated James Parr or Chuck James.
Remember, above all else, pitching is an art. All the master pitchers in the game learn this sooner or later, and our boy here has stuck to that formula since he signed.
Beachy reminds me a little bit of Greg Maddux and a little bit of Javier Vasquez. Once he learns something other than a straight fastball, he's going to be pretty darn good.
Brandon has pitches two solid games for the Braves in the first few games of the season, but he's still looking for that first win of his career. Beachy pitching at the back end of the rotation against the AAAA pitchers is going to help him out in the win column down the stretch this season.
He had to stare at a big 0-2 all winter, and now he has a big 0-1 next to his 2011 stats. Let's start praying Brandon gets to pitch against Chris Young when we play the Mets this weekend and we can get that out of the way. Don't you think the two of them kind of look like twins?