It’s a miracle! Hunter Pence is alive and playing in tonight’s game. After not being able to lift his arm yesterday, he has quickly come back to full life and health. Yesterday, he couldn’t do anything, and today, he’s perfectly fine. Apparently he also got his medical degree because he knew that the MRI would show nothing.
He is back in right field and batting clean-up. One of these things is good, the other, well, we’ll have to make due.
Make due that is until Ryan Howard is alive again. (He apparently is a little less dead then he was just a week ago.) Howard’s infection is clearing up. He will be able to resume light baseball activities in about a week. He will then head down to Clearwater for his rehab.
However, it’s not all good news because this is the Phillies we are talking about, and I’m pretty sure that it says somewhere that for every good piece of news, there must be at least one piece of bad.
Michael Stutes is dealing with a sore shoulder. He has not been pitching particularly well, not it turns out, that might be because he’s not healthy.
The following is from Philled In by David Hale:
Michael Stutes is dealing with shoulder soreness that has kept him out of the past two games and may limit his availability tonight, too.
“I think they’re just trying to stay away from me,” Stutes said. “I don’t know. It’s nothing that — I don’t think it’s anything big. I don’t really know. They don’t really tell me anything.”
Stutes said the pain is not as severe as what he experienced at the end of spring training, but he said the team should have a better understanding of the problem “in a few days.”
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