I am off today and tomorrow so I apologize for the lack of posts today and in advance for not having many if any tomorrow.
Couple of quick things:
— Not being there, I don’t have any details on the Brandon Webb situation other than what my fine colleague Jesse Sanchez reported. It’s not a good thing for the D-backs to be without their ace pitcher, but it seems to me right now their biggest problem is offensively.
— I spoke with Tom Gordon the other day about the number of walks that he’s had during his rehab starts. He explained that one of the reasons was that he was throwing his curveball in situations that he didn’t need to in a Triple-A game, but that he thought might come in handy when he gets back to the big leagues.
For instance, he talked about throwing one with a 3-2 count on a hitter simply because he feels at some point when he comes off the DL there might be a situation in which throwing the curve on a 3-2 pitch would catch a hitter off guard.