Saturday, February 28, 2009

Well, that didn't take long

Tags is reporting that Wandy has a strained muscle in his ribcage. It apparently happened during the 2nd inning against the Nationals yesterday, and he will be held out of his next start.

“We’re just going to kind of back him up a little bit to get this squared away so it doesn’t became a major issue,” Cooper said. “He only felt it a little bit (Friday), so we’re going to take the precaution to try to get his squared away.”

Doesn't sound too serious, but if you had asked me to pick which starting pitcher would get hurt first Wandy wouldn't have been it. At least the Astros have what is basically a trained medical opinion in Mike Hampton on staff.