|Oct. 4 11:02 AM PT12:02 PM MT1:02 PM CT2:02 PM ET14:02 ET18:02 GMT2:02 CST11:02 AM MST1:02 PM EST1:32 PM VEN22:02 UAE1:02 PM CT-In Wednesday's 4-0 win over Pittsburgh, Sheets pitched one scoreless inning in what he's said will be his final major league appearance, striking out two - including Pittsburgh star Andrew McCutchen - while hitting 96 mph on the radar gun.
Analysis: Sheets is unlikely to be placed on Atlanta's postseason roster, but with a playoff spot secure and nothing really to lose, the Braves sent the four-time All-Star to the mound one last time. He needed just a couple minutes to get loose and when he walked back to the dugout after three quick outs, he knew he was done. Asked if he'd consider sticking around to find a spot in a bullpen somewhere, Sheets just smiled and said, "dude, I'm good."
|Aug. 25 6:52 PM PT7:52 PM MT8:52 PM CT9:52 PM ET21:52 ET1:52 GMT9:52 CST6:52 PM MST8:52 PM EST9:22 PM VEN5:52 UAE (+1)8:52 PM CT-The Atlanta Braves activated Sheets from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday, and he will pitch out of the bullpen for the first time in his career.
Analysis: He was on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation for three weeks. Sheets lost his third straight start Aug. 23 at San Francisco, dropping to 4-4 with a 3.54 ERA in eight starts. Sheets has started all 249 regular-season games in his career. He said before the Braves played Washington on Saturday that he has made three relief appearances in the All-Star game.
|Aug. 19 2:03 PM PT3:03 PM MT4:03 PM CT5:03 PM ET17:03 ET21:03 GMT5:03 CST2:03 PM MST4:03 PM EST4:33 PM VEN1:03 UAE (+1)4:03 PM CT-Sheets set a career high for homers allowed with four in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: His ERA climbed from 2.13 to 3.07. His previous high for homers allowed in a game was three six times, most recently on May 2, 2010, with Oakland.
|Aug. 13 3:34 PM PT4:34 PM MT5:34 PM CT6:34 PM ET18:34 ET22:34 GMT6:34 CST3:34 PM MST5:34 PM EST6:04 PM VEN2:34 UAE (+1)5:34 PM CT-Sheets fell to 4-2 on Sunday in a 6-5 loss to the Mets.
Analysis: Sheets had the poorest of his six outings this season, allowing five runs - four earned - and eight hits in six innings as his ERA rose from 1.41 to 2.13. He had pitched six scoreless innings in beating the Mets on July 15 in his return to the major leagues after a two-year absence.
|Aug. 7 3:07 PM PT4:07 PM MT5:07 PM CT6:07 PM ET18:07 ET22:07 GMT6:07 CST3:07 PM MST5:07 PM EST5:37 PM VEN2:07 UAE (+1)5:07 PM CT-Sheets allowed one run in 7 1-3 innings of a 6-1 win over Philadelphia on Monday.
Analysis: Sheets continues his incredible comeback, posting a 1.41 ERA in five starts.
|Aug. 2 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 CST1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Sheets (3-1) gave up 11 hits and four runs, three earned, in 6 2-3 innings of Wednesday's 4-2 loss to Miami.
Analysis: It was his first loss in four starts with Atlanta.
|July 28 5:05 PM PT6:05 PM MT7:05 PM CT8:05 PM ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 CST5:05 PM MST7:05 PM EST7:35 PM VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 PM CT-Sheets continued his impressive comeback to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 on Friday night.
Analysis: Sheets (3-0) won his third straight start, allowing one run and six hits with one walk and four strikeouts in six innings. After missing all of last season while recovering from elbow surgery, Sheets signed the minor league deal on July 1 and had his contract purchased by the Braves on July 15.
|July 22 12:41 PM PT1:41 PM MT2:41 PM CT3:41 PM ET15:41 ET19:41 GMT3:41 CST12:41 PM MST2:41 PM EST3:11 PM VEN23:41 UAE2:41 PM CT-In the opener of Saturday's double-header, Sheets (2-0) pitched six shutout innings in a 4-0 win over Washington.
Analysis: Sheets is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two starts since joining the Braves this month.
|July 12 4:12 PM PT5:12 PM MT6:12 PM CT7:12 PM ET19:12 ET23:12 GMT7:12 CST4:12 PM MST6:12 PM EST6:42 PM VEN3:12 UAE (+1)6:12 PM CT-Sheets will pitch Sunday against the New York Mets, his first major league start in almost two years. Gonzalez hopes Sheets can go five innings, but will not let him surpass 80 pitches
Analysis: Sheets, the former Milwaukee Brewers ace, had a bullpen session Thursday. Gonzalez said the Braves will make a roster move before Sheets makes his first big league start since July 19, 2010. Atlanta signed Sheets to a minor league contract on July 1. He made two starts for Double-A Mississippi, going 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in 10 2-3 innings.
|July 9 7:37 PM PT8:37 PM MT9:37 PM CT10:37 PM ET22:37 ET2:37 GMT10:37 CST7:37 PM MST9:37 PM EST10:07 PM VEN6:37 UAE (+1)9:37 PM CT-Sheets gave up three runs in 5 2-3 innings during his second start with the Double-A Mississippi Braves.
Analysis: The 33-year-old right-hander allowed seven hits while striking out four. His fastball was consistently around 90-91 miles per hour. Sheets gave up four runs in five innings in his first Double-A start on Wednesday. Atlanta is searching for pitching depth after Brandon Beachy was lost to an elbow injury last month. Beachy was 5-5 over 13 starts with a 2.00 ERA, tied for lowest in the majors. He last pitched in the majors with the Oakland Athletics in 2010.
|July 1 10:12 AM PT11:12 AM MT12:12 PM CT1:12 PM ET13:12 ET17:12 GMT1:12 CST10:12 AM MST12:12 PM EST12:42 PM VEN21:12 UAE12:12 PM CT-Atlanta Braves signed veteran starter Ben Sheets to a minor-league contract Sunday. The 33-year-old Sheets will report to Double-A Mississippi on Wednesday.
Analysis: The right-hander last pitched in 2010 with Oakland, going 4-9 with a 4.53 ERA in 20 starts. Atlanta's rotation took a hit recently when Brandon Beachy was lost for the season to a torn elbow ligament. Beachy was 5-5 over 13 starts with a 2.00 ERA, tied for lowest in the majors. He had surgery June 25. Sheets, a four-time NL All-Star, missed the 2009 season after undergoing a similar surgery on his right elbow.