Yesterday, the Giants used their closer, Brian Wilson, in a non-save situation to get him some work as he had only appeared in one game in 2008. Like a typical closer, he allowed two ER in .2 innings. Next on list of closers to get work and get bombed - Troy Percival (one appearance).
Oakland A's starter, Rich Harden, will miss his Tuesday start. Was there injury Injury news prior to this haymaker? None. He is out with back soreness "in the lat area". That does not sound like your typical sore back.
Is Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez going to go on the DL with double ankle issues? I doubt Scot Shields is vaiable in your league, but he should be grabbed if you need short-term saves. In the same night, 2B Howie kendrick leaves with a thumb injury. Erick Aybar should get the ABs. If Kendrick was forced to the DL, I wonder if the team would recall Brandon Wood.
Yankees SS Derek Jeter will be out for a few games according to this AM's NY papers. Wilson Betemit will get the starts. I wonder if the new-fangled defensive stats say this will improve the team's defense.
Brandon Lyon got the dreaded vote of confidence from manager Bob Melvin. headline soon to follow: "Diamondbacks make Change At Closer."
Dan Sarfate pitched the 8th inning infront of closer George Sherrill. Meaningless?
Brian Bruney pitched another scoreless inning to support Mike Mussina's six-inning/one-run gem last night. He looks thinner this year to the tune of 3.2 IP, no hits, no walks and four Ks. Could he be part of the relief core that allows Joba Chamberlain to move into the rotation?
Wow. Matt Kemp sat in favor of Juan Pierre again. Why would Torre break Pierre's streak and then play him every game since?