Sunday April 26,2009
The injuries to the already shaky San Diego Padres pitching staff continue to mount.
Padres starting pitcher Shawn Hill injured the elbow and bicep of his throwing arm in Saturdays game and left the game after the 2nd inning.
The oft injured Hill was placed on the disabled list today. This is the 7th trip to the DL since 2004 for Hill who missed the entire 2005 season following Tommy John surgery.
This is the 3rd starter and 5th pitcher that has been placed on the DL since the last week of spring training. Over all the Padres have 7 players on the DL as of today.
Reliver Mike Adams was placed on the 60 day DL on March 27th after suffering an injury at the end of 2008 and undergoing off season surgery.
Reliever Mark Worrell lost his 2009 season to an elbow injury that will require Tommy John surgery.
Cha Seung Baek had tightness in his forearm and elbow and has been on the DL since the start of the season.
Walter Silva left his 2nd start of the season with tightness in his forearm and was placed on the DL.
To add insult to injury, set up man Duaner Sanchez has been sidelined since April 18th with a strained forearm and he may join Hill and company on the DL on Monday if the Padres are not seeing improvement.
Last year MLB record injuries doomed the Padres 2008 season. Are we starting to see more of the same in 2009?
There are more question marks regarding the Padres pitching staff now than at the start of the season.
Will the ineffective Jake Peavy be the next Padres pitcher to succumb to injuries? Will Chad Gaudin or Baek be back soon enough to fill Hill’s slot in the rotation?
If not who will be called up?
Geer pitched 4 innings on Saturday even though he was scheduled to pitch Tuesday. Who will be the starting pitcher on Tuesday?
Time will tell. I have had my say. Now what do you think?
There is your update on the Padres Injury Report.