Rotowire wrote:Update: Patterson (tight forearm) doesn't expect to miss his next start, the Washington Post reports.
Recommendation: "It's not worse," Patterson said. "If it stays like this, I can pitch through it." The question we have to ask given his injury history, though, is if he *should* be pitching through it. Cross your fingers and knock on wood, Patterson owners.
I have to agree with Rotowire on this one. "Its not worse" just doesn't make me feel any better...
"Its not worse" also means, I assume, that its not better either. Taking this further, I would have to assume that he still can not throw his slider... the difference this time being that batters will know this is so, and won't have to watch out for the slider. Does this make him too predictable? That being said, he is going up against Houston, who doesn't have the best offense. I have to wonder if I should put him in the lineup today. Any opinions?