A.J. Burnett Might Be Hurt

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Phillies pitcher Ty Pennington A.J. Burnett might be hurt. Jim Salisbury reports:

Burnett was on a fast track to the showers when he was removed from the game with one out in the fifth inning because of soreness in his right groin. The right-hander exited after throwing 106 pitches. His balls-to-strikes ratio was an unsightly 52-54.

After the game, Burnett revealed that he’d pitched much of the night with discomfort in his groin. In the fifth inning, it just became too much to bear. He walked the last two batters he faced to load the bases in a one-run game and lefty Jake Diekman came in and bailed him out with two strikeouts.

It would not be surprising to see Burnett miss some time. The problem is in his right groin, the side with which he pushes off the rubber. Teams are usually very cautious in dealing with such injuries. They are treated aggressively at the outset so they don’t linger.

It’s surprising that a team whose core is comprised almost entirely of players in their mid- and late-thirties would encounter injury problems.

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14 Comments

  • chuck` April 12, 2014 at 10:43 am

    aggressively=ice

    • Ed Sniders eats Bowel Movements April 12, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      Damn and I thought this would be another genius move by Amaro. I penciled him in for 35 starts and 20 wins. Well even Rube can make a mistake once

  • Benjamin Gay April 12, 2014 at 10:44 am

    And so it begins.

  • Ivan Drago April 12, 2014 at 11:02 am

    If he dies, he dies

  • WaffleTacos April 12, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Well there goes the season!!!!!! *

    *It’s sarcasm

  • Steve Jeltz's Cock April 12, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Tommy John

  • do u have big boobs April 12, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Wat the hell pullin his groin sounds like another word for he was jerkin off

  • What Ruben Said April 12, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    The 37 year old guy with 2400 career innings pitched that we talked out of retirement has an injury?

  • Ryan Howard's Arrogance April 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Don’t panic, RAJ will take care of everything.

  • Ryan Howard April 12, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I’m not gonna panic. What me worry?

  • Senior Citizens Bank Park April 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    It’s just going to get worse. 25,000 at the park last night? They were counting when the fans were entering AND when they were leaving. I hear the Stub Hub line is constantly busy.

  • Mumbly Stairs April 12, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Dom Brown is hitting the shit out of the ball, minus the homers. Dude is getting on base like a beast and only has 5 strikeouts compared to Nose’s 13.

  • mike April 14, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Can’t wait for the future book on Ruin Tomorrow Jr’s reign as GM called “Geritol Ball”

  • Tripod Larry April 14, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Could be worse–look at the Nats. Zimmerman on the DL, Span on the DL, Ramos on the DL. Nothing worse than a roster of younger players who are constantly on the DL.

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