Mike Adams is real close, you guys.
Jun 1, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Mike Adams (37) pitches in the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. The Brewers defeated the Phillies, 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
His right bicep is sore, so it’s been tough getting him in there to pitch. While the Phillies were being dragged and throttled through nine innings of baseball yesterday, it apparently became a question why Adams had not been used yet.
It’s a baseball tradtition to parade all of your pitchers through a blow-out, and also wondering things is just fun. So yeah, where the hell was he?
Well, as Charlie Manuel explains and I just said in that first sentence that appears in larger text than the rest of the post, Adams has sore biceps. This comes after he missed some time on the DL with a strained back, which turned into back spasms. After returning for a few days, it seems that the 34-year-old is having a new round of issues.
So, we say he is “close” because he’s not back on the DL, for now, and is instead simply “not available” to throw garbage time innings during a real bad-looking loss to a piece of crap team.
We’ll see where this goes, and if it really matters, and who cares the whole bullpen is toxic sludge and everybody’s going to get traded anyway.