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Wednesday’s Pitching Probables, Injuries, etc.

Posted by Jason A. Churchill on March 14, 2006

The M’s will send LHP Jarrod Washburn to the mound against the Kansas City Royals at PSC. Game time 1:05PM.

LHP Eddie Guardado will make his spring debut while fellow LHP Matt Thornton, RHP’s Rafael Soriano and Emiliano Fruto will make appearances as well.

Also suting up today are RHP’s Nibaldo Acosta and Mike Bumstead.

Thursday is an off day.

OF Chris Snelling (knee) is not expected to be available for games until the final week of March, if at all… RHP Clint Nageotte (hamstring) is recovering but is likely going to be held back until the middle of next week before pitching in a game… UT Willie Bloomquist (finger) is day to day after getting three stitches… 2B Fernando Vina’s career is likely over as he tries to recover from a hip flexor strain. He took BP again Monday.

Raul Ibanez is Mister March, not A-ROD. Ibanez hit .415 in Cactus League play in ’04 and .356 last year. But he’s hitting .500 (2nd in CL), with three home runs (2nd) and a slugging percentage of 1.000 (2nd). Ibanez is also tied for the lead in hits with 11 and fifth in OBP at .522.

The M’s have six homers over their past three games and now have 11 this spring heading into Tuesday’s action versus the Chicago Cubs.

The M’s are 4-0 in games decided by two runs or less and 3-0 in one-run contests. They had four wins overall coming into Tuesday.

Coming Wednesday – Joel Pineiro analysis AND the First Cuts of the spring coming tomorrow evening.


2 Responses to “Wednesday’s Pitching Probables, Injuries, etc.”

  1. DC Mariner said

    Any word on Foppert’s velocity on Tuesday vs the Cubs? Nice to see the walk total down

  2. He was 88-91.

    I’m being told that he’ll have to get his velocity up some more and polish off his secondary pitches before the M’s will call him up.

    He’s got NO SHOT to make the big club out of camp.

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