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Lip Man 1
09-13-2006, 10:25 PM
From Mark Gonzales' Tribune story this evening:

"Mike MacDougal, who hasn't pitched since Saturday because of tightness in his right shoulder area, might be available to pitch Friday night when the Sox begin a three-game series in Oakland.

MacDougal visited specialist Lewis Yocum and had an MRI exam on Tuesday that revealed no abnormalities.

"I'm just a little tight from my previous injury at the beginning of the year," said MacDougal, who missed the first half of the season with Kansas City because of a strained right forearm muscle. "I'm just being careful with it."

Well that explains I guess why Ozzie hasn't been using him.

Lip

MUsoxfan
09-13-2006, 10:26 PM
Better safe than sorry. He's very important to the success of this team

SpartanSoxFan
09-13-2006, 10:32 PM
Christ. At this rate, Hermie is going to be the only "healthy" member of the bullpen.

TDog
09-13-2006, 10:35 PM
From Mark Gonzales' Tribune story this evening:

"Mike MacDougal, who hasn't pitched since Saturday because of tightness in his right shoulder area, might be available to pitch Friday night when the Sox begin a three-game series in Oakland.

MacDougal visited specialist Lewis Yocum and had an MRI exam on Tuesday that revealed no abnormalities.

"I'm just a little tight from my previous injury at the beginning of the year," said MacDougal, who missed the first half of the season with Kansas City because of a strained right forearm muscle. "I'm just being careful with it."

Well that explains I guess why Ozzie hasn't been using him.

Lip

That also explains why Jenks, as fragile as he's seemed lately, was out for a second inning Tuesday night.

jenn2080
09-13-2006, 10:46 PM
I have been wondering why we have not seen him. I hope he gets well soon.

kevingrt
09-13-2006, 11:00 PM
Christ. At this rate, Hermie is going to be the only "healthy" member of the bullpen.

Dont forget Boonie, Haeger or Tracey, lol.

The Dude
09-13-2006, 11:12 PM
Christ. At this rate, Hermie is going to be the only "healthy" member of the bullpen.

:o::o::o:
Please let it be untrue!

ND_Sox_Fan
09-13-2006, 11:24 PM
Not good.

Unfortunately, I was not reading too much into it when I suggested that he might be injured in last night's gameday thread (and was accosted for it).

BA: The Hitman
09-13-2006, 11:56 PM
Well that answers a lot of questions. Hopefully a few days off will get him back to dominating out of the bullpen again......he will be a huge part of this run to the postseason

drewcifer
09-13-2006, 11:58 PM
Not good.

Unfortunately, I was not reading too much into it when I suggested that he might be injured in last night's gameday thread (and was accosted for it).

Filthy son of a bitch.

Realist
09-14-2006, 12:57 AM
Thornton has looked like a bull out there and looks like he can go 2 innings easy, especially as of late.

He's healthy, ain't it?

StockdaleForVeep
09-14-2006, 05:46 AM
Macdougal has missed over half the season due to an arm issue, this isnt surprising

slobes
09-14-2006, 06:59 AM
Sit him until he's healthy. He will be a necessity for this team in the last couple of games. He's gotta be 100%.

PorkChopExpress
09-14-2006, 08:02 AM
Macdougal has missed over half the season due to an arm issue, this isnt surprising
That's what I was thinking. Did he actually have surgery? Also, the silver lining here is that the MacDougal we've seen may not be the best possible MacDougal, if he's been hurting/recovering from his previous injury. Maybe he gets even better.

Huisj
09-14-2006, 10:48 AM
That's what I was thinking. Did he actually have surgery? Also, the silver lining here is that the MacDougal we've seen may not be the best possible MacDougal, if he's been hurting/recovering from his previous injury. Maybe he gets even better.

On the other hand, the performance we've seen from him so far this year is better than he's pitched over an other stretch in his career, and he has a history of injuries.

bluestar
09-14-2006, 11:00 AM
Not good.

Unfortunately, I was not reading too much into it when I suggested that he might be injured in last night's gameday thread (and was accosted for it).

First, I want to apologize for doubting you in the Gameday thread when you first mentioned this.

Secondly, I do not think you were in any way "accosted" for saying you thought MacDougal might be hurt. Some of us in the thread just doubted it was true. If anything I said (because I seemed to be the one questioning you the most about it) came across as any kind of attack, it wasn't meant that way at all.

I just wanted to set the record straight.

MacDougal seems to me to be one of those pitchers who may not have a very long career. He throws so hard, and I can't help but wonder if the stress he puts on his arm and shoulder is not something that will continue to cause him problems.

Many very hard-throwing relievers suffer shortened careers. The same thing concerns me about Jenks and Thornton.

Huisj
09-14-2006, 12:11 PM
First, I want to apologize for doubting you in the Gameday thread when you first mentioned this.

Secondly, I do not think you were in any way "accosted" for saying you thought MacDougal might be hurt. Some of us in the thread just doubted it was true. If anything I said (because I seemed to be the one questioning you the most about it) came across as any kind of attack, it wasn't meant that way at all.

I just wanted to set the record straight.

MacDougal seems to me to be one of those pitchers who may not have a very long career. He throws so hard, and I can't help but wonder if the stress he puts on his arm and shoulder is not something that will continue to cause him problems.

Many very hard-throwing relievers suffer shortened careers. The same thing concerns me about Jenks and Thornton.

I feel more worried about guys like Jenks and MacDougal than about Thornton. Thornton looks perfectly balanced and effortless when he throws, and he's very athletic looking in the way he's built. Jenks sometimes has trouble with keeping his mechanics consistent, maybe partly because of his build. MacDougal has a very violent whippy motion because he's so tall, long, and lanky.

Then again, Mark Prior had "perfect mechanics" and would "never have arm problems" according to many, and look how he's turned out so far. And Randy Johnson is about as lean and lanky as they come, and he doesn't have a history of arm trouble. So who really knows when it comes to predicting injuries.