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NJReds
08-20-2006, 09:31 AM
First off, I hope this is nothing serious. Glavine has owned the Reds, but watching him carry on about his business in NY you can see he's a pretty classy individual.

This will really put the Mets in a bind for starting pitching, if in fact Glavine misses the rest of the season. If the Reds weren't in a race, I bet the Mets would take Milton in a heartbeat.



Tom may have a blood clot

Lefty's season is in jeopardy

BY ADAM RUBIN
DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER


Tom Glavine doesn't know what's wrong, but will get CT scan tomorrow.

Tom Glavine's health and his season are in jeopardy, a potentially crushing blow to the pitcher as well as to the Mets' World Series ambitions, the Daily News has learned. Sources said the southpaw has experienced coldness in a finger on his pitching hand, and that the cause of the alarming condition isn't yet known.

The 287-game winner is scheduled for a CT scan tomorrow, while an angiogram is planned for Wednesday.

Doctors are unsure whether the problem is related to a blood clot or possibly a "knot" in an artery near his left shoulder. Depending on the diagnosis, Glavine could miss little time or the rest of the season. The "knot" could require invasive surgery, while a clot might be able to be dissolved and limit the time lost.

Reached last night, agent Gregg Clifton said he could confirm that "diagnostic tests" are planned for this week, but he declined to elaborate. Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said he was unable to provide any details and would not even acknowledge a medical issue. A teammate aware of the situation was similarly tight-lipped when asked if he could speak about how Glavine is doing, saying: "I would get in a lot of trouble for that."

Doctors apparently have ruled out an aneurysm. Last year, Mets reliever Felix Heredia experienced coldness and numbness in his pitching hand during April and ultimately was diagnosed with an aneurysm in the shoulder, which ended his Mets career.

Trainers conspicuously huddled multiple times with Willie Randolph yesterday, and Glavine hasn't been present in the clubhouse the past two days at Shea.

The Mets generally list the following series' pitching matchups on their game notes, but the entire series against the Cardinals that opens Tuesday is omitted.

Any injury that restricts Glavine's ability to compete in October could be a jarring blow to the Mets, who already have Pedro Martinez on the disabled list for the second time this season, this time with a strained right calf.

The Mets pressed Dave Williams into duty in Martinez's place in last night's 7-4 victory over the Rockies. Williams pitched a solid game until leaving with what he labeled calf cramps with two out in the sixth inning.

Minus Martinez and Glavine, the Mets would be left with a rotation headed by Steve Trachsel, Orlando Hernandez and John Maine. Brian Bannister and Oliver Perez are available at Triple-A Norfolk, while 2005 first-round pick Mike Pelfrey is nursing a strained lat (back) muscle. Perez combined with Tim LaVigne and Heath Bell for a one-hit shutout last night against Charlotte. The ex-Pirate Perez faced the minimum through five innings and struck out 11 over seven innings.

Glavine (12-6, 3.92 ERA) is tied with Steve Trachsel for the team lead with 12 wins. He last pitched Wednesday in Philadelphia, allowing three runs on six hits in seven innings in the Mets' 3-0 loss. The condition apparently surfaced after that outing.

Glavine is one win shy of matching Tommy John for 23rd on the all-time list, and 13 shy of the 300-win plateau.

RedsMan3203
08-20-2006, 11:58 AM
Lefty's season is in jeopardy

BY ADAM RUBIN
DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER


Tom Glavine doesn't know what's wrong, but will get CT scan tomorrow.

Tom Glavine's health and his season are in jeopardy, a potentially crushing blow to the pitcher as well as to the Mets' World Series ambitions, the Daily News has learned. Sources said the southpaw has experienced coldness in a finger on his pitching hand, and that the cause of the alarming condition isn't yet known.
The 287-game winner is scheduled for a CT scan tomorrow, while an angiogram is planned for Wednesday.

Doctors are unsure whether the problem is related to a blood clot or possibly a "knot" in an artery near his left shoulder. Depending on the diagnosis, Glavine could miss little time or the rest of the season. The "knot" could require invasive surgery, while a clot might be able to be dissolved and limit the time lost.

Reached last night, agent Gregg Clifton said he could confirm that "diagnostic tests" are planned for this week, but he declined to elaborate. Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said he was unable to provide any details and would not even acknowledge a medical issue. A teammate aware of the situation was similarly tight-lipped when asked if he could speak about how Glavine is doing, saying: "I would get in a lot of trouble for that."

Doctors apparently have ruled out an aneurysm. Last year, Mets reliever Felix Heredia experienced coldness and numbness in his pitching hand during April and ultimately was diagnosed with an aneurysm in the shoulder, which ended his Mets career.

Trainers conspicuously huddled multiple times with Willie Randolph yesterday, and Glavine hasn't been present in the clubhouse the past two days at Shea.

The Mets generally list the following series' pitching matchups on their game notes, but the entire series against the Cardinals that opens Tuesday is omitted.

Any injury that restricts Glavine's ability to compete in October could be a jarring blow to the Mets, who already have Pedro Martinez on the disabled list for the second time this season, this time with a strained right calf.

The Mets pressed Dave Williams into duty in Martinez's place in last night's 7-4 victory over the Rockies. Williams pitched a solid game until leaving with what he labeled calf cramps with two out in the sixth inning.

Minus Martinez and Glavine, the Mets would be left with a rotation headed by Steve Trachsel, Orlando Hernandez and John Maine. Brian Bannister and Oliver Perez are available at Triple-A Norfolk, while 2005 first-round pick Mike Pelfrey is nursing a strained lat (back) muscle. Perez combined with Tim LaVigne and Heath Bell for a one-hit shutout last night against Charlotte. The ex-Pirate Perez faced the minimum through five innings and struck out 11 over seven innings.

Glavine (12-6, 3.92 ERA) is tied with Steve Trachsel for the team lead with 12 wins. He last pitched Wednesday in Philadelphia, allowing three runs on six hits in seven innings in the Mets' 3-0 loss. The condition apparently surfaced after that outing.

Glavine is one win shy of matching Tommy John for 23rd on the all-time list, and 13 shy of the 300-win plateau.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/story/445171p-374889c.html

Jr's Boy
08-20-2006, 12:57 PM
Mets picked the wrong time for injuries.Pedro,now Glavine.

NJReds
08-20-2006, 01:05 PM
Mets picked the wrong time for injuries.Pedro,now Glavine.

Lots of calls about this on NY talk radio this a.m. The Mets knew that as constructed they were banking on Pedro and Glavine to carry the load in the playoffs. I think Pedro will be fine, losing Glavine would be really tough for them. As it is, Dave Williams is their 5th starter. He'd be the 4th starter, and O. Perez would probably be #5.

That Milledge for Zito deal that they turned down (if the rumors are true) is looming large.

Rocket_Fuel
08-20-2006, 08:50 PM
First off, I hope this is nothing serious. Glavine has owned the Reds, but watching him carry on about his business in NY you can see he's a pretty classy individual.

This will really put the Mets in a bind for starting pitching, if in fact Glavine misses the rest of the season. If the Reds weren't in a race, I bet the Mets would take Milton in a heartbeat.

They could still take Milton as far as I'm concerned. At this point I would take my chances with some of the other young guys, at worse they would be equal to Milton and his 5 innings of work. They haven't been all that high on Perez (at least the fans haven't been), I would try and pry Oliver Perez away from them for Milton. Not likely to happen but stranger things have happened.

2001MUgrad
08-20-2006, 09:25 PM
They are primed to be 1 and done in the playoffs

goodwilly98
08-20-2006, 11:13 PM
They are primed to be 1 and done in the playoffs

Fine by me, at this point, we'd be facing them in Round 1 :)

GoGoWhiteSox
08-20-2006, 11:58 PM
With a fragile Pedro Martinez and Glavine being done, the Reds could really pose a threat to the Mets in the first round if the Reds make it.

fearofpopvol1
08-21-2006, 12:09 AM
That's assuming they finish in 1st place. The Phillies could very realistically still overtake them.

jnwohio
08-21-2006, 12:11 AM
With a fragile Pedro Martinez and Glavine being done, the Reds could really pose a threat to the Mets in the first round if the Reds make it.

Yes. with Dodgers on fire, perhaps the Wild Card suddenly seems more attractive than the Central Division crown. The again, if the Mets really swoon and Dodgers stay hot, the Dodgers might end up with the best record in the league. That would send the wildcard to face them then, correct?

GoGoWhiteSox
08-21-2006, 12:18 AM
Yes. with Dodgers on fire, perhaps the Wild Card suddenly seems more attractive than the Central Division crown. The again, if the Mets really swoon and Dodgers stay hot, the Dodgers might end up with the best record in the league. That would send the wildcard to face them then, correct?
Yes that is correct. I don't think anybody who makes the playoffs in the NL wants to face LA in the first round, or the second round for that matter. They're a potential World Series team with the way they're going now. I don't know how they would fare out against a stronger AL team though.