The Meat Wagon rang its angry bells for Brian Moehler. Hit by a line drive in the first inning in the back, Moehler came out two innings later.
"I didn’t get stiff or anything like that," he said. "I felt it throbbing but it didn’t bother me to throw. Like I said (Cecil Cooper) said that he didn’t want to take a chance of it getting stiff as the game went on. That was the reason for pulling me out." It does not seem as though it will affect Moehler's other starts.
Backe's voodoo doll must be off its game, too.