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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! [quote], not [code] 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! [quote], not [code] 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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