07/10/08 12:35 PM PDT
|Seattle Mariners||Oakland Athletics|
|Willie Ballgame - RF||Mark Ellis - 2B|
|Jose Lopez - 2B||Ryan Sweeney - RF|
|Raul Ibanez - "LF"||Wes Bankston - 1B|
|Adrian Beltre - 3B||Jack Cust - DH|
|Jose Vidro - "DH"||Emil Brown - LF|
|Kenji Johjima - C||Carlos Gonzalez - CF|
| Miguel Cairo - 1B YES YES YES AHAHAHAHAH ||Rob Bowen - C|
|Jeremy Reed - CF||Donnie Murphy - SS|
|Yuniesky Betancourt - SS||Jack Hannahan - 3B|
|2008 - R.A. Dickey||2-4||14||6||0||0||0||0||53.2||58||26||26||5||22||35||4.36||1.49|
|2008 - Greg Smith||5-7||17||17||2||0||0||0||104.1||87||45||42||10||46||72||3.62||1.27|
File this one under "Bad For Baseball":
The Jays will be without young power pitcher Dustin McGowan for at least a month after an MRI scan taken yesterday revealed a tear in his rotator cuff.
"The severity of it we won't really know until (the pain) calms down," GM J.P. Ricciardi said after last night's win over the Orioles.
McGowan is scheduled for a consultation with renowned surgeon Dr. Timothy Kremchek, the same physician who performed closer B.J. Ryan's Tommy John surgery last year. McGowan was pulled early from Tuesday's start after experiencing a recurrence of shoulder soreness.
Ricciardi said the prognosis is still unknown, but that the club is anticipating that McGowan will be out "probably longer than four weeks."
It's not fair that talents like McGowan get themselves hurt while a giant pile of crap like Livan Hernandez is blessed with unfathomable durability. That isn't in the best interests of anyone. Not even Livan Hernandez. The more often Livan Hernandez pitches, the more often Livan Hernandez totally sucks. Livan Hernandez probably doesn't enjoy it when he totally sucks. But he can't stop, because he never gets injured, and the Twins are paying him to pitch, and he has an obligation to the team and ahhhhh curse you, Scrappy. Please just leave the Rays the hell alone.
By the way, Tuglett's up, along with the worthless Jared Wells, as Erik Bedard's predictably going on the DL. He'll be back for the first game of the Boston series after the break, leaving the team about a week and a half to trade him if they so desire (which I don't really encourage, but whatever). In the meantime, enjoy your rest, dude. You need it.