Monday, June 04, 2007

Padres to Dodge a Bullet

ESPN reports that Takashi Saito may (and when they say "may," they mean "is likely to") miss the San Diego series that starts tomorrow.

PITTSBURGH -- Los Angeles Dodgers closer Takashi Saito has tightness in his left hamstring and may miss a key three-game NL West series in San Diego that starts Tuesday night.

Saito, 16-for-16 in save conversions this season and 26-for-26 dating to the end of last season, could not pitch Monday night in Pittsburgh. Manager Grady Little expects him to be sidelined for two to three days "in a best-case scenario."

"Hopefully, Saito won't be out but for a few days, but we don't know yet," Little said.

The Dodgers aren't considering putting Saito on the 15-day disabled list because they expect him to be ready long before that. However, they do plan to make a move Tuesday to add another pitcher.

Broxton walked a tightrope tonight in the ninth vs. Pittsburgh, but he got the job done (barely). It will be tough to have Sammy Saito sidelined in San Diego (like that alliteration?!), but to be fair, the Padres won't have Brian Giles in the lineup, either (not quite as valuable as Saito, but still).


Anonymous said...

We are in deep doo doo!! We will be lucky if we win one game.