March 14, 2008

Delcarmen, Walking Gingerly, Leaves Game

Update from Cafardo:
Manny Delcarmen had an ice pack on his right knee and won't throw for a couple of days, but he said he's fine after slipping on the wet grounds at City of Palms Park while trying to turn a double-play and leaving the game in the seventh inning.

"I just slipped a little bit on the mound ... I have a little bit of tendinitis on my knees anyway, so anytime I slip, it might flare it up a little bit ... but I'm good. They probably won't let me throw for a couple of days."
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Nick Cafardo, Globe:
Manny Delcarmen has just left the game walking gingerly out of the game out with the trainer and replaced by Craig Breslow here in the seventh. The ground was wet as a result of the rain that's falling at the moment but Delcarmen went to reach for a ball and then made a throw to second and came up a bit lame.
Breslow did not pitch, however, as the game was called in the top of the seventh, with the Red Sox ahead 7-4. Julio Lugo (lower back tightness) did not play; he has now missed 11 games.

Rocco Baldelli has been placed on Tampa's disabled list indefinitely due to "metabolic and/or mitochondrial abnormalities, which cause severe fatigue and muscle cramping. ... his body is not producing the chemical ATP (adenosine triphosphate), causing his muscles to not work properly or recover as they should ..."

10 comments:

Amy said...

Uch, I am not liking any of this news.

L-girl said...

Don't worry, Amy. There's news like this every spring.

You just can't remember it.

*ducks*

Amy said...

LOL! I hope you ducked fast.

OK, I won't sweat that we have three pitchers hurting, and one expecting a baby!

redsock said...

MDC seems fine, Dice will miss one start (if that), Beckett will rest up and then kick ass (and have a tad more energy in Oct.), Curt will return in August ... when we're up by 8 games.

Patrick said...

"metabolic and/or mitochondrial abnormalities, which cause severe fatigue and muscle cramping. ... his body is not producing the chemical ATP (adenosine triphosphate), causing his muscles to not work properly or recover as they should ..."

I have this problem from having had taken 4 months of antibiotics for Lyme disease. People are born with a set amount of mitochondria (which make energy for your muscles), and apparently, antibiotics kill them. Having Lyme wouldn't have been better with alzhemiers like memory loss and arthritis.

L-girl said...

OK, I won't sweat that we have three pitchers hurting, and one expecting a baby!

It's a tad too early to be sweating anything. :)

L-girl said...

People are born with a set amount of mitochondria (which make energy for your muscles), and apparently, antibiotics kill them.

Are you sure about this? One of the causes of "super-bugs" - infections resistant to antibiotics - is that antibiotics do not kill mitochondria.

I'm sorry about your Lyme Disease, but if you've known anyone with Alzheimer's, you'd rather have Lyme Disease. At least you can recover from Lyme Disease.

9casey said...

Amy said...
and one expecting a baby!

He will be back soon though , I hear he is bottle-feeding......:)

Patrick said...

"Are you sure about this? One of the causes of "super-bugs" - infections resistant to antibiotics - is that antibiotics do not kill mitochondria."

I couldn't tell you with certainty that antibiotics kill mitochondria. It's what my doctor told me. The symptoms Baldelli has are consistent with what I have, and the doctor told me it had to do with killed mitochondria. Lyme has different symptoms.

I looked the subject up on Google just now, but all the articles I found were way over my head. If you are right, that would mean I could make a full recovery, and is encouraging.

And I would rather have lyme again than alzheimer's ever.

L-girl said...

For what it's worth, I know lots of people who have made 100% full recoveries from Lyme. Four months of antibiotic therapy is not so much that you couldn't recover from the ill effects of that, too. I don't mean to minimize your issues, just to say hang in there. Good luck.