2011 Spring Training

Polanco Sore After Phillies Win

Placido Polanco is dealing with a hyperextended left elbow he suffered early in today’s game against the Blue Jays – a 13-7 win for the Phillies. Polanco said after he was pulled that it was nothing serious. Polly told the media down in Dunedin:

“it’s right where I had the surgery, but it’s nothing bad. I’ve had it before. I’ve had it a million times. But the fact that I had surgery in that elbow, we’re being very safe. We’re going to play it safe and see how it feels tomorrow and then the next day, a day at a time.”

The Phils third baseman seems genuine about the injury, although the Phillies PR team whistled a different tune before Polanco spoke. They said it had nothing to do with the area that was surgically repaired in the offseason, but after exiting, Polanco said it was the same spot. Who is telling the truth?

Was this an attempt at a PR cover up? Can anyone find the Zapruder film?

We all want to believe Polanco, we really do (and I say “we” here because “we” all have been duped recently). It’s yet another chink in the armor for this Phillies club already dealing with the uncertainty surrounding Chase Utley, and now, Brad Lidge.

BEN FRAN, RAUL GO YARD

In some better news, the Phillies score 13 runs, with a handful coming from Major League pitcher Jesse Litsch. The offense as a whole looks damn good right now, which means absolutely nothing to some, and a little more to others. Obviously, you want your offense to look good rather than bad, so it’s certainly a positive sign.

Ben Francisco launched his fifth bomb of the spring – he is locked in right now. And any power from Raul’s bat is welcomed.

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  1. Lefty

    March 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Aw for crying out loud! Just end the preseason for the regulars now and send them north.

    Actually, this link might make everyone feel a little better. Seems we are not alone. (with the exception of the fact that RAJ thinks Clearwater is Roswell.)

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/injuries

  2. Dropped Strike Three

    March 15, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Damn you internet for giving us too much thorough information! I assume these nicks and bruises are typical of every spring training, but I never had 50 beat writers telling me about them a minute after they happened on Twitter!

  3. Manny

    March 15, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    RAUUUUUL!

    • Lefty

      March 15, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      Yeah Manny! He’s having a great spring.

  4. Pat Gallen

    March 15, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Dropped Strike Three, you’re absolutely right, I hate it. I’m 26 and I long for the simpler times when I wouldn’t read about it until the next morning in the paper or the 11 pm news that night. It really sucks, but it is what it is.

  5. Brooks

    March 16, 2011 at 8:02 am

    BLUP!
    Brown, Lidge, Utley, Poly –
    Yuck

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