Friday, September 09, 2005
Posted 9:50 AM by Sean
According to Mike Scarr on the Angels' website:
If Colon cannot go Saturday in a potential Cy Young battle with Jon Garland,
I'm not sure why Scarr says this, since he doesn't back it up with anything from anyone in a position to know who's likely to start on Saturday. He quotes Scioscia as saying that if Saunders starts, he'll surely do a good job, but that's neither here nor there. Escobar did warm up briefly in the bullpen last night, but was not used in the game.
In the same article, we learn that Maicer Izturis, while not back at full strength, should now be available as a late-inning defensive replacement.
Update: Things get clearer on the Escobar/Saunders situation. DiGiovanna in the Times says:
If ace Bartolo Colon (pain in lower back) can't make Saturday's scheduled
MLB.com's probable pitchers page agrees:
Colon is tentatively scheduled to start against the White Sox. The right-hander
I still think they should wait and see what happens tonight before making the call, though.