Tough Day for Top Pitchers… Hanson Wins First

What a game seven – with the Penguins taking down the Red Wings in Detroit 2 – 1 and without Sid the Kid after a groin/abdomen injury in the second period.  Even got Jeanne to watch it with me while eating Americone Dream ice cream…  But enough on hockey, this is a baseball site.

Meanwhile, Crosby wasn’t the only star going down with an injury.  Facing the Marlins, Roy Halliday left the game in the fourth inning with what has been described as a tweaked groin.  Jake Peavy was placed on the DL with a torn tibialis tendon in his ankle and will be out at least a month.  Peavy injured his ankle running the bases about four starts ago and has been trying to pitch through it.  When the pain never got better, they checked things out and found the tear.  Please pass the walking boot, thanks…

That’s some heavy pitching losses – but we’re not done yet.  One start into his comeback, Jeremy Bonderman returns to the DL with an injury related to thoracic outlet compression syndrome.  The Phillies lost reliever Scott Eyre to a sore calf, and Erik Bedard will miss a start with inflammation in his throwing shoulder.  (FANTASY ALERT!!!  Brandon Morrow, who is no longer the closer for the Mariners, takes his start and was likely heading back to the rotation…  Might be worth watching.  However, he wasn’t that good in five starts last year, so I’m NOT recommending that you jump on it and make the move.)

Three aces, a recovering former ace, and a solid reliver – that’s a lot of losses.

But, a future ace got his first win – Tommy Hanson of the Braves says that the butterflies are gone and he was able to pitch.

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