What is going on with the Braves lately? They have been dropping like flies.

First Yunel Escobar went down, then Jason Heyward left Wednesday night’s game against the Washington Nationals with a sore groin, and now they have placed RHP Jair Jurrjens on the 15-day DL. Surprisingly, Chipper Jones is not on this list, but I guess it is just a matter of time before he gets there.

The Braves placed Jurrjens on the DL because of a strained left hamstring. The move is retroactive to April 30th.

Jurrjens had a tremendous year last year with the Braves, but 2010 has been a different story for Jurrjens. It seems like he has been playing catchup all season.

He had a shoulder issue in spring training and has gotten off to an 0-3 start with a 6.38 ERA and a 4.1 BB/9 ratio. His 4.1 BB/9 ratio is a full walk higher than what it was last year.

Perhaps Jurrjens will use this time off to get settled, regroup, and start over.

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