Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pedroia's Stuggles Explained?

I always check in with Joy of Sox in the morning for a synopsys of the previous night's Sox game. Imagine my terror when I opened it up to see this headline: "Pedroia Returns To Boston, Surgery A Possibility"

Petey's knee is bothering him, which explains his uncharacteristic troubles at the plate. It sounds like this is just a precautionary measure, but I wouldn't be suprised to see him on the DL soon. With Lowrie's shoulder hurting, I'm not sure who would be taking his place at 2B - would the Sox have to call someone up? Iglesias up to play SS, with Scutaro moving to 2B?


  1. well that certainly explains something!

    i'd guess we'll see sutton at 2B.

  2. And, perhaps, Carl Crawford would move up into the 2-spot.

  3. hardballtalk reports that it's just a bruised kneecap and that he'll be back in the lineup on Friday. Phew!

    There have been so many injuries lately. Latest: Joba Chamberlin has a torn ligament and will need Tommy John. Yikes. So much for the Yanks bullpen... Related question - it seems to me that part of Joba's problem is that the Yankees never really knew what to do wit him - first he was a reliever, then a starter, than a reliever, and throughout it all they kept changing his the innings limit. It seems to me like all this messing about really affected his development - the guy was nasty when he first came up but has been a shadow of his previous self the last year or so. Is this SOP for developing pitchers or did the Yanks misplay managing Joba's career?