Monday, March 05, 2007

Beimel Feels Mushy, Dodgers Get Gushy

Joe Beimel is the latest Dodger to feel twangs of injury this spring, following in the footsteps of Rafael Furcal. Maybe he is looking for an excuse to spend more time at the Vero Beach Bar and Grill.

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Left-handed reliever Joe Beimel, who allowed Boston's only run in Monday's 2-1 Dodgers win, will have his throwing elbow examined Tuesday because he felt something "mushy" after his one-inning appearance. "It didn't bother me on the mound, but I felt it after. They'll look at it tomorrow," said Beimel, who allowed three consecutive two-out hits in the eighth inning and was rescued on a perfect relay from Delwyn Young to Tony Abreu to Sandy Martinez that erased the potential tying run at the plate.

It was Beimel's second appearance of the spring after suffering a gash to his pitching hand that kept him out of the playoffs. He struck out pinch-hitter Jacoby Ellsbury and made a goalie-like stop of Alberto Castillo's comebacker to start the eight inning, then allowed three crisp hits -- a single by Brandon Moss, a single by Alex Prieto and a double to Luis Jimenez. On the double, Moss scored and Prieto was nailed at the plate.

See, that's why we won our arbritration ruling. Mush that, Joe.