Bobby Parnell Injured?
After the Mets – Astros game, manager Terry Collins mentioned in the postgame that Bobby Parnell is “feeling some discomfort”. Where, when and why we have no idea, though we do know Hu.
Hopefully we’ll have more info soon. This is NOT good news for a Mets pitching staff that is already decimated by injuries and ineffectiveness.
*** UPDATE ***
According to MetsBlog.com, Parnell has numbness in his middle finger and having difficulty gripping the baseball. What does this mean? I’m really not sure, but I imagine it’s something that could be a warning sign for an elbow issue. Glad to hear that he spoke up and is going to get this checked out.
Reality: Parnell still has no idea how to pitch, they will need a roster spot for Bay’s return, and they can send him down to work with an actual pitching coach.
Anyone still think Warthen’s “awesome” based on last year’s anomoly?
…..didn’t think so.
Now I head off to work angry. Nobody better mess w/ me tonight or they are going away. lol cheerio
Generally speaking … signficant loss in velocity = shoulder issue; significant loss in command = elbow issue.
If I’m Parnell I’m getting a bucket full of rice and doing the Steve Carlton exercises (which every pitcher should do, BTW).
I can kind of see how Parnell might remind you of Heilman in terms of promise unfulfilled, except, Heilman actually pitched very effectively out of the bullpen for a few years; at one point many considered him one of the top setup men in baseball — whereas, Parnell has yet to come near that status.
As to Heilman, I guess I’m not fully remembering things, since he never seemed that reliable, even if he was better than Parnell. By the end, especially when the closer was hurt and they needed him to be consistent for just a month, he was just aggravating.
The fact he was ideal in the bullpen only underlines the point. Overall, his 2005-7 (only part of 2005 was in relief) numbers are impressive, but though it’s hard to tell if this means he was “lights out” since they are averages.
I’ll readily admit that hindsight might be coloring my sentiments some. Always does.
He was getting ahead in the count and then throwing meatballs right down the plate. It’s how he’s pitched every time I’ve seen him. I don’t even want to comment on his ability to give up a run without throwing a pitch. Collins has to be getting real impatient…
Does anyone else think he should have just left Ryota in? At point your bullpen sucks so much, that playing the matchups doesn’t matter much.