Friday, July 02, 2010

Manny's Hammy Not A Big Whammy

It's inflamed. But luckily for Manny Ramirez, the hamstring he pulled on Wednesday is not severe enough to merit a trip to the DL:

A club official said Ramirez "felt better" Thursday. He injured his right hamstring in the first inning Tuesday night while running the bases in a Dodgers game in San Francisco.

Ramirez reported that he felt stiffness during pregame warm-ups and felt increased tightness as he advanced from first base to second base on a single. Caught off second base, he slid with his right leg extended, kicked the ball out of shortstop Edgar Renteria's glove and immediately left the game.

The 38-year-old Ramirez had a history of hamstring problems while playing in Boston and had a hamstring injury with the Dodgers last Spring Training. He also spent a stint on the disabled list earlier this season with a strain of his right calf.

Adds ESPN.com:

Ramirez was sidelined from April 23 through May 7 with an strained right calf, then struggled with a .288 on-base percentage, .304 slugging percentage and two home runs in his first 23 games back in action. But Ramirez essentially doubled that production in the next 23 games, with a .476 on-base percentage, .658 slugging percentage and four homers before the latest ailment.

Reed Johnson and Garret Anderson are the Dodgers backup' outfielders, but if Ramirez goes on the disabled list, the team will likely call up Xavier Paul from Triple-A Albuquerque for the third time this season. The 25-year-old has a .328 on-base percentage and .404 slugging percentage in 20 games for the Dodgers this year, subbing in for Ramirez and for Andre Ethier during their DL stints. Paul, who has been outstanding at Albuquerque with 12 home runs, a .402 on-base percentage and .633 slugging percentage, was not in the Isotopes' starting lineup Thursday.

Cross your fingers, as Ramirez will be re-evaluated on Friday. And with his bat hot since the Boston series, I'd sure love to see him taking his hacks with the team as soon as possible.

22 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Mr C and Dusty up in dis bish watching the early footy in Pasadena.

Josh S. said...

Dusty, please explain that corner move NED did a little bit ago.

Dusty Baker said...

It is impossible to explain other than pointing out that Robben is a little bitch and a Chelsea reject.

Fred's Brim said...

DB what you drinkin this fine morning?

QuadSevens said...

Being a part of IT for my company is odd. I don't have all the internet access I want, but we do have a 32" HD TV upstairs to watch the World Cup on. And that corner move was ricockulous!

Go Holland!

Dusty Baker said...

I had two breakfast Guinnesses and have now rotated to a Pyramid Hef. More to come.

Dusty Baker said...

Mr C on a Fat Tire now.

Dusty Baker said...

Bartendress:

"I don't really know what urinal mints taste like."

True story.

Mr. Customer said...

Switching to Negro Modelos. I can verify that the above was said.

QuadSevens said...

Sounds like you two are at one interesting bar. I'm jealous.

MR. F said...

Where are you guys?

Mr. Customer said...

Breakfast at Barney's Beanery in old town Pasadensa

Dusty Baker said...

Come on Ghana!

I realize we've totally usurped the original intent of this thread. Although I understand the Whammy is from Uruguay originally.

Mr. Customer said...

Juami?

Dusty Baker said...

Hook me up with some of that kind ghana.

Dusty Baker said...

What a glorious day of futbol.

RB-
Hope you're watching from Dick's Last Resort or some place like that in SA.

Next round us on neeebs' mom!

Oh, sobriety, you fleeting mistress.

MR. F said...

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Dusty Baker said...

Just what we needed - more reason to drink more lager. PKs....Sam Smith Pure Brewed Lager.

Neeebs said...

You're on the wrong thread. Amazing finish lads.

Dusty Baker said...

Mr C and I apologize for clogging up this thread with footy comments. Clearly it has inhibited other, more scintillating baseball-relates posts. We are now flagellating ourselves in retribution.

Neeebs said...

@DB:

Better to be flagellating than flatulating.

Dusty Baker said...

Flatulation has also occurred after our consumption of generous portions of chips (fries) plus HP Sauce.