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McGowan Done for Season

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Five wins in a row, Rios hitting bombs again, Purcey with his first win…not bad! But just when you thought it was safe to start watching the Jays with your eyes open, McGowan is headed under the knife. The “good” news? It’s only a fray, which is much less serious than a tear, so he could be back in full form next season.

Also, apparently doctors are getting better at the Labrum these days. When Janssen went down with a tear, I rather hysterically passed on an article by Will Carroll that implied his career was all but over, but while it’s still the worst injury a pitcher can get, it’s “not a death sentence” any more:

The reason the article is “essentially obsolete” is that techniques in both surgery and rehab have changed so significantly. Whether it’s newly constructed bone anchors, changes in surgical methodology, or having far too many pitchers to practice on, it’s not a death sentence for pitchers any more. It’s not good by any stretch, but it’s not as bad as it was just a few years back.

Written by halejon

July 26, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Posted in Seriousness

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  1. 2 home runs! in one game! by alex rios!

    pinch me

    eyebleaf

    July 26, 2008 at 6:52 pm

  2. Anecdotally, I think the arrival of Cito has just made the team’s reverse platoon splits even more pronounced, but is there a site with double situational team splits where we can check that?

    Torgen

    July 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm

  3. You mean like L/R for July? I don’t think so…but my database says they’re hitting .320 this month against them, compared to .243 against RHP. Mostly because they roughed up Olson twice. And George Sherill.

    halejon

    July 27, 2008 at 10:05 pm

  4. Really? What’s our record vs. lefty and righty starters for the month?

    Torgen

    July 27, 2008 at 11:40 pm

  5. 3-2 for lefties, 9-6 vs. righties. (Before today)

    halejon

    July 27, 2008 at 11:59 pm

  6. Odd that our win pct would be the same against righties as lefties over that span despite the worse hitting against righties.

    Torgen

    July 28, 2008 at 3:30 am

  7. Yeah…It’s because Pettitte allowed a bunch of hits but only two runs (as did Washburn the first time), we brutalized Olson twice and then padded the numbers against lefty relievers.

    halejon

    July 28, 2008 at 8:44 am


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