Thursday, October 1, 2009

Paronto probably won't be pitching this weekend

This morning's Notes column gives us an update on the chances of Paronto pitching this weekend (again, "Why the heck not" is generally a poor rationale.)

Dave Clark:
“It doesn't look good. I know the hamstring pull was pretty severe. We're talking about a guy who's 270 pounds. He wasn't that easy trying to get off the field (Tuesday) night. You can only imagine how long it's going to take a body like that to heal from a hamstring injury. I'm sure we're going to probably shut him down for the rest of the year.”
And who has any idea about who pitches on Sunday? Nobody!
“We're going to try to stay status quo unless Chad can't come back." What happens if Paronto is done? Wilton Lopez might not start, and the Astros might "empty out the bullpen."

I'm confused.