Mark Sheldon had this on his blog and after reading it my head almost exploded...
*Dusty Baker was asked about his concern over Brandon Phillipsí left hamstring, especially after he had to move slowly up the line while hitting into two double plays on Wednesday. There isnít consideration at the moment to put Phillips on the DL.
ďThereís always concern,Ē Baker said. ďI donít know anybody that hasnít played with a hammy or a quad or something. You could put him on the DL and you still wonít know when [it will be all better]. Thatís the thing about baseball, once you hurt something, it usually stays hurt a long time. You donít have a week [between games] to recuperate. Thereís concern. Thatís why I told him to play smart with your stride. Have no sudden stops or starts. If youíre out on a double play, just be out so you can play again. I told him if they boo you for not hustling, donít pay attention to them because you want to play another day.
ďIíve never been on the DL so I gave him instruction on how to play hurt. When he was out, everybody was asking when he would come back and how come heís not back yet? Now everybody is asking if there is any fear of hurting him. You canít have it both ways.Ē
*The Reds are 1-5 on the road trip and need a win today to avoid a sweep.