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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kimbrel given night off with soreness in shoulder | braves.com: News

Oh. No!

Jim Furtado Posted: April 15, 2014 at 07:30 AM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Natty Fan Posted: April 15, 2014 at 11:36 AM (#4686396)
Can any Braves fans share any recent observations on Kimbrel's velocity or command that would be cause for alarm? He's looked fine against the Nats this year (whelp); sometimes a sore shoulder is just a sore shoulder.
   2. DA Baracus, Braves Travel Agent Posted: April 15, 2014 at 11:47 AM (#4686400)
I noticed he was "only" hitting 96 on Friday according to the radar gun in the stadium as he struck out all three batters he faced. Probably just a sore shoulder being a sore shoulder. *crosses fingers*
   3. Rickey! Filipino Diving Team Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM (#4686407)
His comments (in the article) sound like it's just a sore shoulder early in the year. Obviously if it develops, that's really really bad. But right now, I would assume it's just early season aches and pains, and taking it easy on the franchise arm.
   4. Barnaby Jones Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:14 PM (#4686408)
Given the Braves' luck with arm injuries this year, I'm gonna go sacrifice a few chickens, just to be safe.
   5. Colin Posted: April 15, 2014 at 04:01 PM (#4686561)
I'm just glad it's not the elbow.
   6. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: April 15, 2014 at 04:09 PM (#4686566)
I'm just glad it's not the elbow.
Careful -- an elbow just means he's out for a year or so. A shoulder means he'll probably never be good again (though apparently Michael Pineda has made a decent comeback thus far).
   7. gehrig97 Posted: April 15, 2014 at 08:35 PM (#4686647)
@6: Yep. You nailed it. Teams would much rather deal with elbow injuries--it's basically a simple hinge that can be fixed. The shoulder is much more complicated (and fragile).
   8. valuearbitrageur Posted: April 15, 2014 at 10:38 PM (#4686676)
Brandon Webb 700 innings over 3 years with a 150 ERA+. Then he felt a twinge in his shoulder.

4 innings at a 36 ERA+ later, I hear he fills his days driving his kids to school and cheering at their sporting events.
   9. greenback needs muscle Posted: April 15, 2014 at 11:07 PM (#4686686)
Elbows > Labrum >> Rotator Cuff

None of them are good, but a rotator cuff injury (what hit Webb) is the end.
   10. bunyon Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:38 AM (#4686769)
Brandon Webb 700 innings over 3 years with a 150 ERA+. Then he felt a twinge in his shoulder.

4 innings at a 36 ERA+ later, I hear he fills his days driving his kids to school and cheering at their sporting events.


Not that I'm unhappy with my current life, but I'd take this.
   11. Rickey! Filipino Diving Team Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:44 AM (#4686770)
The point is, elbow problems give you Tim Hudson (if they go well) or Kris Medlen (if they go poorly.) Shoulder problems give you Tommy Hanson.
   12. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:20 AM (#4686786)
I thought the labrum was worse than the rotator cuff because it's tendon and heals much more slowly. And I'm a lawyer, so obviously I know what I'm talking about.
   13. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:56 AM (#4686816)
I thought the labrum was worse than the rotator cuff because it's tendon and heals much more slowly. And I'm a lawyer, so obviously I know what I'm talking about.

Pre-law, pre-med, what's the difference?
   14. Rants Mulliniks Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:43 AM (#4686849)
Bahh, Dustin McGowan laughs at you all.
   15. Russ Posted: April 16, 2014 at 11:02 AM (#4686865)
Pre-law, pre-med, what's the difference?


Even the tuition's the same!

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