Saturday, June 24, 2006

NIH: JP, JP, won't you pitch for me?

Patterson Watch I'm hoping it's the last time I'll be typing those words this season, as the Big Nasty was back, and back strong. Unfortunately, he got crap in the way of run support, so got sacked with a loss his first time back on the mound for the big league club. He made it through six full innings, allowing two runs on six hits among three strikeouts. Not the strongest outing he's ever had, but it's a good sign that he can be throwing the kinds of games he threw last year.

Here's hoping, at least.

The one question I'd had with Patterson ready to return was who would get sent down in order to make room for him on the 25-man roster. The answer wasn't one that might not have been the most intuitive, but wasn't entirely unexpected after last weeks MRIs. Yup. Tony Armas Jr. has hit the DL, retroactive to Wednesday. The official reason listed is forearm strain. He will be next eligable to pitch on the 5th against the surging Marlins.

I think that's a requirement right now, to call the Marlins "surging."


At 1:50 PM, Blogger Nate said...

Nice use of Jesus Christ Superstar. What exactly is a forearm strain, and how does one last for 4 months, like Pedro Astacio's injury?

At 4:30 PM, Blogger thurdl said...

One of my favorite musicals.


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