Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug. Burp.
Short and Sweet!
Our 2B dudes are dropping like flies: Gordon on the 10-Day with a fractured toe. Originally injured it on the 9th, reinjured Sunday. He may be out longer than 10 days. That's probably a safe bet, in fact. So you now have need for BOTH Beckham and Romine.
Vogelbach gets the call, which may indicate that Cruz needs some time off. I would have thought the better call was Andreoli or Miller (to cover 3 OF positions) right now as Healy isn't going to miss many games. So I'm guessing that Cruz is gimped a bit more than we've let on. He's 4-29/.480 over the last 14 days, with no XB's.
Thank goodness we have Hammeriger.
Carry on. Drink if you need to.
With you, heart and soul.
I'm filling the bathtub with gin and going for a swim. Sheesh.
Lookout Landing reports that it is a "fractured great right toe."
The picture above is the left one. Pay no attention. Either way, a big toe bad booboo is nothing to sneeze at. LL added this: "...a precursory Google search indicates a “more severe injury that requires casting, reduction, or surgery will take possibly 6 to 8 weeks to heal.” That said, there’s been no mention as of yet of a surgery scheduled for Gordon, and he reportedly is on the current road trip with the team. Additionally, the fact that he’d been playing through the injury should provide some optimism that it’s not a severe fracture and may require a shorter DL stint."
Dinner at my uncle's tonight. The first two or three fingers of scotch will serve to take the edge off, I suppose.
...with no Cano and Cruz, the team was going to need to produce with small ball. Oops, guess that's out.
Now everyone has better 2b depth than we do.
As I said on Slack, there's adversity, and then there's apocalypse. This is begining to look less like the former and more like the latter. It's not just the delta of the production from the players lost vs. those who must now step in, it's the affect on everybody in the lineup. For years we've seen what it's like to have a lineup with holes. Even the best hitters suffer because of it. Ours is beginning to look like Swiss cheese.