"Concerns?" Martinez said about the weather. "I'm going to enjoy the snow. Maybe I'll be rounding the bases in a snowmobile."
By now you know that it's going to be ball-shriveling cold in Denver tonight. How cold? Below freezing (high 20's) with snow showers. Perfect weather for a 37 year old pitcher that has problems getting warm in non-frigid weather, right? Pedro's 1st inning worriment has been documented (9 ip, 14 h, 6 r, 3 hr, .350/1.095 average/OPS against), so expecting a sun-shiny outcome on an icy-white moonlit night is foolish. Then again, Pedro does love the big stage, and there's no bigger stage than the playoffs. Maybe he'll come out and dominate the snow-capped Rockies lineup and put to bed all those
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Grand Pappy Moyer had surgery to repair his torn groin earlier this week, but he still remains in the hospital with a blood infection. Reports say Jamie is fine, and should be able to head home and get some R&R, until it's time to start rehabbing for his 63rd season in the majors next year of course.
Mr. & Mrs. Hamels welcomed their first born, Caleb Michael Hamels, into the world on Friday morning at 9 AM. Cole's wife, Heidi, went into labor during Thursday's game, which he happened to be the starting pitcher and pitched poorly. I think we should give him a pass considering the circumstances.