Billy Wagner’s Elbow
Prior to Saturday night’s game, it was reported that Billy Wagner complained of elbow discomfort after a 20-pitch bullpen session.
Those who follow MetsToday and pay attention should not be surprised, since I stated in the notes of Game 111 postgame analysis:
As if the bullpen weren’t bad enough, Billy Wagner has “tightness in his elbow” and was unavailable for the contest. My many years of being around pitchers tells me that he could be on the verge of an elbow issue — likely some form of tendinitis, such as epicondylitis (a.k.a., tennis elbow).
Not good news for the Mets.
Funny, ain’t it, that a know-nothing hack blogger like me predicted both John Maine’s shoulder issue and Wagner’s elbow problem?