In today's Notes piece from the Chronicle, we see that Coop is setting up his rotation like a big-league manager.
He's keeping his rotation in the same place, throwing Hampton tomorrow, in order to give Roy and Wandy a start against the Cubs next week.
“Our main focus was to make sure we had Roy and Wandy coming out of the chute in the second half, and have it where they would also face Chicago. It's worked out that way. We'll reassess it once we get through St. Louis next week.”
Sampson has a little Sampson! Congrats to Chris Sampson and his wife, who had a baby on Tuesday, and appeared at Minute Maid Park yesterday to throw a bullpen session.
“I felt good. I felt like I was pitching on no sleep, but the arm felt fine. In L.A., I needed like one or two days of rest, so it was only fair for them to put me on the DL. But today I really had no (arm) issues in the bullpen."
He's in line to come off the DL on Sunday.