June 2, 2010

Where Is Cameron's Pain?

Mike Cameron is still bothered by abdominal pain and will see a specialist today. Yesterday, an MRI showed that his original tear has healed. The current pain is, as reported by Amalie Benjamin, "on the side of his abdomen opposite the initial problem area".

I have been googling all over the place and I have found nothing to indicate which side was torn and/or which side is bothering Cameron now. It's friggin' maddening. The area is most often referred to as "lower" and some articles now mention "a different area" hurting. But if there are "sides", then there has to be a left and a right. Why is this not an essential part of the description?

Victor Martinez is the first catcher to hit four doubles in a game since Cleveland's Sandy Alomar (June 6, 1997, also at Fenway). The last Boston hitter with four doubles in a game was Rick Miller (May 11, 1981, at Toronto). Since May 19, Martinez is hitting .516 (16-for-31), with 5 singles, 9 doubles, 2 home runs; he has only one strikeout in 33 plate appearances.

Dustin Pedroia has not driven in a run since hitting a two-run homer in the first inning on May 14 (73 PAs).

Manny Delcarmen and Daniel Bard each pitched a 1-2-3 inning last night. Delcarmen has held opponents to a .128 batting average and .209 slugging percentage this year. He has allowed only one hit in his last six games (7.1 innings); his three walks over that period all came on May 18 against the Yankees.

Since May 1, Bard has allowed two runs (one unearned) in 12.1 innings, with 11 strikeouts. However, he has allowed 4 of 8 inherited runners to score in those 12.1 innings.

1 comment:

Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

Original tear - left side, new pain - right side.