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Lance Berkman is hurting

Oct 14, 2011, 2:30 PM EST

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Tony La Russa said that Lance Berkman is likely to start in right field tonight.  But Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tweets that Berkman’s right side was heavily wrapped after last night’s game, suggesting that he did something bad during his pinch hitting appearance in Game 4. Probably an oblique. It’s what all the cool kids are tweaking these days.

If the Puma is hurt, in comes Allen Craig. Who, considering that all he did was hit a home run last night, ain’t a horrible fallback.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Oct 14, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    So what? So is half the Tigers line-up. Including Spring Training, they’ve been in likely 200 games so far. This is the time where you play unless the final nail is in your coffin.

    That said, I truly hope nobody’s injuries affect them long-term, and that they’ll end up okay.

  2. browngoat25 - Oct 14, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    I feel bad for Berkman or any player that gets hurt in the post season. I like to to watch teams at the top of their game, and the injuries are What’s the deal with all the oblique injuries? I can understand in the spring and early in the season (the explanation was that players were not stretching enough during their off season weightlifting), but when did this become the latest “fad” injury?

  3. browngoat25 - Oct 14, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Reposting because I can’t delete my incomplete post:
    I feel bad for Berkman or any player that gets hurt in the post season. I like to to watch teams at the top of their game, and the injuries are taking away from good baseball.

    And what’s the deal with all the oblique injuries? I can understand in the spring and early in the season (the explanation was that players were not stretching enough during their off season weightlifting), but when did this become the latest “fad” injury?

  4. cur68 - Oct 14, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    That Lance Berkman even has obliques is news to me. I’da bet $$ that you couldn’t strain fat. Well, then, good for Fat Elvis; he had the muscle to strain. Now Lance, do more than 7 sit ups a week and you might build that area up a bit so it’s not so easily tweaked.

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