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Henderson Alvarez leaves start with elbow soreness

Jun 25, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT

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Being a starting pitcher for the Blue Jays is a pretty dangerous profession at the moment.

According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, Henderson Alvarez left tonight’s start against the Red Sox in the sixth inning with soreness in his throwing elbow.

Alvarez is the fourth Blue Jays’ starter to leave a game due to injury in the past two weeks, joining Brandon Morrow, Kyle Drabek and Drew Hutchison. Ridiculous.

Has anybody checked on Ricky Romero? I’m worried. It wouldn’t be a bad idea for Alex Anthopoulous to transfer him to a secure underground bunker at an undisclosed location.

  1. randygnyc - Jun 25, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    I said it last week. I’ll say it again. The strength and conditioning coach needs to be replaced. Something systemic is wrong within the organization. Too many elbow injuries. Just too many to be a coincidence. I’m guessing the stretching, lifting and exercising between starts is the problem. This is unheard of.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 25, 2012 at 10:24 PM

      Like you were informed last week, a strength and conditioning coach would not prevent those injuries. It is simply a fluke.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 25, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    He seemed to hurt his back in the 3rd inning, but stayed in the game. He was pulled in the bottom of the 6th with the elbow problem.

    Rickey Romero will have to wear bubble wrap from now on.

    Morrow should return after the break. Cecil has been fine since his return to the team. Laffey gets his audition tomorrow. Chad Jenkins might be called up from Double A.

    In the meantime, the Jays are scoring a lot of runs. Before the game has halted due to rain in the top of the 7th, the Jays had a 9 to 5 lead over the Red Sox thanks to homers by Rasmus, Arencibia and Bautista. Do not know if the game will be called, but Alvarez is in line for a win.

  3. buffalo65 - Jun 25, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    To blame a coach is to admit you know nothing.

  4. buffalo65 - Jun 25, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Bring on Guthrie, Liriano and Blanton…..oh my

  5. randygnyc - Jun 26, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Now that’s funny, “informed”. There’s something broken in the bluejays system. To not see it is unadulterated ignorance.

    • paperlions - Jun 26, 2012 at 8:09 AM

      To ignore the possibility of random variation in injuries occurrence is more that just ignorant; it is also stupid. What the Jays need to do (and likely are already looking into) is to find out if there are identifiable factors (i.e. commonalities) that may have contributed to their “injury outbreak”. To make an assumption without information is to be more lost than to ignore the situation completely.

  6. dirtyharry1971 - Jun 26, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    i think his feelings were hurt from the beating he was taking

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 26, 2012 at 3:19 AM

      Another clown comment from Harry. Alvarez had the lead when he left the game and got the win.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jun 26, 2012 at 9:17 AM

        that might be so but you cant tell me he had a good line proudly, he wasnt exactly scaring the boston hitters there chump

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 26, 2012 at 9:25 AM

        2 of the runs he gave up were unearned. That came after the second base ump made a mistake and missed a tag on Scrappy who had tried to steal second. If the ump had been in the right position, he would have seen the tag and the inning would have ended without those 2 runs being scored.

  7. mydadyourmom - Jun 26, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    No problem. This guy drives me crazy anyway. Can’t strike anyone out. Bring up some fresh kids.

  8. proudlycanadian - Jun 26, 2012 at 3:17 AM

    The Jays think that he may not miss a start. Given the injuries to Hutchinson and Drabek, they were being cautious. MRI in the morning.

    Moyer will get an audition. He has to be better than Chavez.

    • paperlions - Jun 26, 2012 at 8:10 AM

      Man, they are going to go broke having MRIs all willy nilly. That shit is expensive. /sarcasm

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 26, 2012 at 9:04 AM

        Thumbs up; however, MRI’s are cheaper in Canada.

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