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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Right oblique strain for A’s [Brett] Anderson after tumble

A’s lefty Brett Anderson threw just 48 pitches in his start against the Tigers on Wednesday before exiting with one out in the third because of a right oblique strain.

It’s a tough blow for the A’s, considering oblique injuries typically call for at least two weeks of rest and often more. Anderson could potentially be done for the regular season, though it’s unclear the severity of the injury.

The 24-year-old southpaw fell to the ground while throwing a 2-2 pitch to Delmon Young, departing the game with the bases loaded having already given up two runs in the frame.

NTNgod Posted: September 19, 2012 at 09:06 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Justin T seeks a heterospecific consortship Posted: September 19, 2012 at 09:50 PM (#4240653)
Yep, they waited just to the point where I really bought in before starting the late fade out of the postseason.
   2. Bourbon Samurai, what price fettucine? Posted: September 19, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4240737)
   3. Traderdave Posted: September 20, 2012 at 12:08 AM (#4240753)
Well before he left the game, the A's radio guys were saying he didn't "look right." They noted his legs mechanics in particular, that his landing spot was off.

Guess they were right...
   4. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: September 20, 2012 at 02:26 AM (#4240813)
*throws chair*
   5. Athletic Supporter wants to move your money around Posted: September 20, 2012 at 02:55 AM (#4240815)
It's great that we have the best pitcher in the AL. It's less great that he's always injured. :(
   6. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 20, 2012 at 03:56 AM (#4240819)
Apparently he was already feeling pain in the 2nd inning and tried to pitch through it. We're now WC2 and dropping.
   7. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: September 20, 2012 at 07:12 AM (#4240837)
Anyone want to talk me off the ledge?
   8. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 20, 2012 at 07:56 AM (#4240848)
#7 - Here's how this could be good:

1) Blackley takes Straily's start on Saturday and wins pitching well
2) Straily pitches Monday and gets shelled but the A's win anyway
3) Anderson's MRI comes back almost negative and he'll only miss 1 start.
4) A's realize Blackley's better than Straily and keep Travis in the rotation
5) Anderson takes Straily's spot and is in line to pitch in the WC game.
   9. Danny Posted: September 20, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4241144)
Anyone want to talk me off the ledge?

If the A's can manage to go 5-9 the rest of the way, the Angels have to go 9-4 to pass them.
   10. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 20, 2012 at 01:10 PM (#4241164)
Anyone want to talk me off the ledge?

6 at home to end the season against Seattle and a Texas team that probably will have clinched. If Texas hasn't clinched by that point you are probably in incredibly good shape.
   11. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: September 20, 2012 at 03:02 PM (#4241347)
George Kottaras says, "Chin up, kiddo."
   12. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: September 20, 2012 at 03:12 PM (#4241357)
Nice to see Blevins come in for that shut-down inning.
   13. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: September 20, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4241453)
Looks like the A's are going to get one out of 3 which is good considering the way the last 2 games went.

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