Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Who pissed off Jobu ?

Broken nose for CY
My question to the masses is this........Who drank the rum ? Who dared to mess with the voodoo whammy curse only Jobu could muster ? Hats for keep bats warm ? Either someone drank the rum, or someone ran off with the entire bottle because even sacrificing a live chicken or a bucket of Colonel Sanders probably couldn't have stopped the nightmare that was about to happen. Just read the following all of which happened in the span of 3 batters in the same inning.

SAN DIEGO -- Padres pitcher Chris Young left Wednesday's game in the third inning after being hit in the face by a line drive off the bat of St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols.

Young was taken to Scripps Green Hospital in nearby Torrey Pines with a nasal fracture and a laceration on his nose.

Young sat on the ground for several minutes while being attended to by the team training staff and was able to walk off the field on his own, though he was accompanied by teammate Tony Clark and trainer Todd Hutcheson.

Young opened the inning by retiring Brendan Ryan before allowing consecutive singles to Skip Schumaker and Aaron Miles. Pujols then lined an 0-2 slider up the middle as the ball hit Young flush.

At the time of the injury at PETCO Park, the Padres were leading the Cardinals 2-0 after a two-run home run by Adrian Gonzalez in the first inning.

Catcher Josh Bard also left the game in that same inning after suffering a sprained left ankle on a collision at the plate with Pujols.

Barrett is rehabbing in Portland right now, and isn't yet available. Luke Carlin in the meantime will fill in as the starting backstop with Justin Huber as his back up until Morton arrives.

Wow........guess that puts the nail in the proverbial coffin for 2008.

Moves made today :
Germano DFA'd
Thatcher opt'd to AAA Portland
C - Colt Morton giving 2nd stint with Padres this year
RHP Jared Wells(1-1, 5.85 ERA)
RHP Mike Adams(3-1, 5.52 ERA)
RHP Josh Banks(1-1, 6.66 ERA) promoted from AAA

No word on when or if Chase Headley will be up.........this has me puzzled to the core.

Play Ball !!!

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