Friday, April 06, 2007

Iowa Cubs send Prior to DL.

Thanks to MLB RUMORS-

Iowa Cubs, that is. The Iowa Cubs announced today that pitcher Mark Prior will be place on the seven day disabled list for what they are calling, "shoulder fatigue." They are calling it fatigue because he is not ready to pitch yet. "If he needs another seven [days], we'll give him another seven," Hendry said. "Until he's ready to go five or six [innings]." After pitching for the first time in Spring Training in two years, the Cubs still felt he wasn't ready to go, and optioned him to Triple-A. Career wise, Prior is 42-29 with a 3.51 ERA. However, in 2003, Prior had 18 wins. Since 2003, Prior has had 18 wins with 17 losses compared to the six he had in 2003. He had a 2.43 ERA in 2003 and since then, he has a had a 4.97 ERA. Although many people see him returning to the bigs in May, it is much more likely to see him around June, possibly July.

Who is honestly suprised??


Anonymous said...

Do you think Marquis was put on a low pitch-count? 4 innings and so few pitches just didn't seem right for a work hoarse like Jason. Hard to see why he was pulled so early. thanks, Cubbie Dave

cubsfan82 said...

Well according to Lou he wanted Marquis to have a good feeling and a good outing and thats why they pulled him early. When Marquis left the game he was ahead and thats why they pulled him. If it was tied or they were down you would have seen him still in there. It was a tough decision for Lou and he made the wrong one. Even great managers make mistakes once in a while. Having said that, we gave that game away. So i honestly think it was just a decision and a pitch count had nothing to do with it.