April 12, 2006

Griffey Out

Promoted from the diaries:

According to Marc, Ken Griffey, Jr. looked “awkward” in his final at-bat before Ryan Freel took his place in center field just now in the fourth inning.

Hope he's OK. And I mean really OK, not I-can-struggle-through-the-pain OK. We've seen how that works out.

Here I was, thinking maybe Jerry Narron was getting Freel into the game before the 1 or 2 runs he might be able to generate would be pointless.

P.S. - I'm putting this in a diary because I can't figure out how to put up a proper post at work. I'm lost without my crack technical staff.

6 comments to “Griffey Out”

  1. Red Hot Mama says:

    GameDay says he left the game due to an injured knee. Marc says he’s day-to-day.

  2. Geki says:

    He did indeed look quite awkward on the swing. He was limping and trying to hide it while walking back to the dugout.

  3. Red Hot Mama says:

    Man, I wish I could have seen it. You think this day-to-day stuff will last Geki? Did he hobble in a way that said, “I’ll be back in St. Louis” or in a way that said, “get ready for more Denorfia”?

  4. DPardue says:

    I think he may have strained a hamstring today after bending over laughing at Encarnacion’s middle school defensive effort.

  5. Geki says:

    It was an ugly-ass check swing type thing he was trying to pull when he struck out, and ended up moving the top half of his body with his legs staying planted. I think he’ll probably be back by St. Louis, but it’s something to keep an eye on.

  6. Red Hot Mama says:

    He lasted, what, almost 8 games? Not bad, by his standards.