"It felt great," Graham said. "There was nothing to hang my head about. I thought I made some good pitches out there and some not-so-good pitches. It's going to happen. It's the first time I've been out there in nine months. It was awesome to get back out there."
Pitching in a game for the first time since May 13, Graham surrendered a leadoff single and a pair of doubles. While he is not yet generating maximum effort, the hard-throwing right-hander threw at least one fastball that registered 95 mph.
"I hadn't seen a batter in almost nine or 10 months," Graham said. "I felt a little rusty out there. But I felt like my mound presence or anything hadn't changed. So I felt normal."
Graham is scheduled to pitch during Tuesday afternoon's game against the Nationals. While he will likely not break camp on the Major League roster, there is certainly a chance he finds a spot in Atlanta's bullpen at some point this season.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.