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colt4523 wrote:Well, I am not wasting anytime to pick him up. I just dropped Lohse for him...so no loss there
Lets hope he gets the call.
CeeLoGreen wrote:colt4523 wrote:Well, I am not wasting anytime to pick him up. I just dropped Lohse for him...so no loss there
Lets hope he gets the call.
I hope you are in an extremely deep league, having to use Lohse. Are you in a 25 teamer??? He might be one of the five worst pitchers in the league right now....
nuggets wrote:anticipated? so we can wait 'till he is hurt again? the guy was supposed to be in the big show in the begining but went down. overrated.
Ailing elbow forces Ponson from game
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By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer
MIAMI (AP) — Even though he gave up a chance at a victory, St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Sidney Ponson was glad he spoke up when his elbow began to bother him Sunday.
The Cardinals led 2-0 when Ponson left the game against the Florida Marlins after three innings because of discomfort in his right elbow.
“The smart thing I did is I told them, and not to go out there and try and be Superman,” Ponson said.
He was to be examined by a doctor Monday in St. Louis and likely will miss at least one turn in the rotation.
“Anytime you’ve got an elbow that barks, it’s something to be concerned about,” manager Tony La Russa said.
Ponson, who’s off to a 3-0 start, threw 42 pitches. He gave up one hit, walked two and retired the last five batters. He also earned his first career RBI with a 50-foot dribbler down the third-base line.
The Cardinals used four relievers to complete a six-hitter and won 9-1.
Ponson said his elbow first bothered him in the second inning, and he told trainer Barry Weinberg after coming to the dugout. The problem continued in the third.
“We decided to play it safe and take him out,” Weinberg said.
Ponson experienced a flare-up in his elbow last year with Baltimore, but it was quickly resolved, Weinberg said. The right-hander signed a $1 million contract with the Cardinals after being released by the Orioles last September, in part because of alcohol-related problems.
The Cardinals’ schedule will allow them to rest Ponson without calling up a pitcher from the minors, pitching coach Dave Duncan said.
“We have two off days in the next 10 days,” Duncan said. “Hopefully we can work it out and go with just four pitchers.”
nuggets wrote:converge241 wrote:nuggets wrote:anticipated? so we can wait 'till he is hurt again? the guy was supposed to be in the big show in the begining but went down. overrated.
so what other SP are you anticipating the call up for more? if hes overrated there must be a long list of guys you are waiting to see called up before him
No there isn't. I don't like his injury risk, but I do see why others would like him. I even drafted him in the last rounds of few deep leagues early on. He pooped on me and I'm bitter I guess. Have fun with him. AT, I know what it feels like to have a poor opinion of a guy who has shown good potential, but gets hurt often.
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