Washburn update

Jarrod Washburn is a long shot at best to pitch again for
the Tigers this season, but he’s going to see where it leads.

 

Washburn, out since his troublesome left knee swelled up
on him in his last start Sept. 15, will be back in Detroit to rejoin the Tigers
Monday. He’ll begin what head athletic trainer Kevin Rand called an
“extensive rehab” program in hopes of getting back on the mound if the
Tigers need him.

 

By no means are the Tigers expecting him to be back. It’s
going to be a long process, and if he can pitch again, Rand said it would only
be “deep in the playoffs” if the Tigers get that far. But Washburn
has nothing to lose by trying, and even if it’s merely a chance, the chance to
contribute to the team that traded for him two months ago is enough for him to opt
against surgery for now to correct instability in the medial (inner) portion of
the knee.

 

Washburn’s visit last week with orthopedic surgeon Dr.
Lewis Yocum confirmed the original diagnosis from team doctors. He was
presented with several options for how to treat the injury, including the rehab
course that could potentially get him in pitching shape before the end of the
postseason.

17 Comments

First thing is first, we need to actually make the post season! That starts tonight, what a nerve wracking 4 nights this is going to be! Come on offense, time to appear for a whole week!

For all of you out of towners the weather is crap here. It is really windy and drizzling out. Not a day for baseball that is for sure.

Hi All,

I have renamed the “pod” I sit in at work to The Pod of Positive Thinking to keep away all the naysayers who want to tell me THEIR reasons why the Tigers are going to blow their lead and not make the post-season. I am certainly nervous, but I strongly believe what and how you think affects what happens in your life.
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On that note- I am looking at the positive side of the weather. Our team is more used to playing in the real world, not the sterility of a dome.
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Go Tigers!

-Tracey

Hi All,

I have renamed the “pod” I sit in at work to The Pod of Positive Thinking to keep away all the naysayers who want to tell me THEIR reasons why the Tigers are going to blow their lead and not make the post-season. I am certainly nervous, but I strongly believe what and how you think affects what happens in your life.
*
On that note- I am looking at the positive side of the weather. Our team is more used to playing in the real world, not the sterility of a dome.
*
Go Tigers!

-Tracey

Hi All,

I have renamed the “pod” I sit in at work to The Pod of Positive Thinking to keep away all the naysayers who want to tell me THEIR reasons why the Tigers are going to blow their lead and not make the post-season. I am certainly nervous, but I strongly believe what and how you think affects what happens in your life.
*
On that note- I am looking at the positive side of the weather. Our team is more used to playing in the real world, not the sterility of a dome.
*
Go Tigers!

-Tracey

Hi All,

I have renamed the “pod” I sit in at work to The Pod of Positive Thinking to keep away all the naysayers who want to tell me THEIR reasons why the Tigers are going to blow their lead and not make the post-season. I am certainly nervous, but I strongly believe what and how you think affects what happens in your life.
*
On that note- I am looking at the positive side of the weather. Our team is more used to playing in the real world, not the sterility of a dome.
*
Go Tigers!

-Tracey

Hi All,

I have renamed the “pod” I sit in at work to The Pod of Positive Thinking to keep away all the naysayers who want to tell me THEIR reasons why the Tigers are going to blow their lead and not make the post-season. I am certainly nervous, but I strongly believe what and how you think affects what happens in your life.
*
On that note- I am looking at the positive side of the weather. Our team is more used to playing in the real world, not the sterility of a dome.
*
Go Tigers!

-Tracey

Soooooo Sorry about the mega posts.

Six comments, Tracy! :) It seems, you really nervous :) And I’m too! Our cable operator will show the first two games of series. Great! I can watch our team beating their primary season rivals. GO TIGERS!

Excuse me. I meant Tracey, of course…

I would have been exstatic if the Tigers had won yesterday, taking the lead up one game more over the Twinkees.
That didn’t happen, now- did it?
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To have to wait till this week.. I sure hope the boys get it done, and bury Minn. in Detroit. Send them home to Minn. and their new ball park, 5 games behind. PERIOD!!!
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We have a pennant to capture!

I agree, Tracey, about the weather. It will affect both teams. The wind may even work to our advantage.
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I also agree about positive thinking in one’s life. It’s worked for me and is the reason I look 20 years younger than my age. Okay, 10 years younger. Okay…..five? ;-)
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Unfortunately, my thinking positive has no effect on what the Tigers do, only on myself. Last night I took a step back and tried to assess the situation as a neutral observer would. That resulted in my gloomy prediction for the outcome this week. However, the core group of this year’s team has pulled off the unexpected before, and maybe they’ll do it again. I’ve written before about how the Tigers seem to mimic the previous year’s White Sox season. Last year those guys won three, I think it was, elimination games in a row to make the postseason.
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Man, is this first game big or what? Wow.
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–Rich

Looks like the wind will be blowing in from rightfield at 20+ mph. And two RHers on the mound. I would like to see Raburn more than once in this series.
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–Rich

On previous posts we’ve discussed blackout restrictions on some of the games. Would be ironic if one has more access to viewing Tigers games in Russia than here in the US. ;) Let’s go Tigers! I’m nervous as all heck but good to know you are all out there being nervous along with me. – JP

Just canceled my golf game tonight so I don’t miss a minute of the action. Actually, just canceled because it is 55 degrees out and windy as all get out! But am thrilled I can see the start of the game. Now if I can get my husband to bathe the kids by himself and get them ready for bed!!

How cold does it have to be to see Polly wearing the snowmobile mask? One of the best moments of Magglio’s homerun a few years back, was Polly running around the basepaths jumping up and down while dressed for a blizzard!

Go Tigers – take this first game, it is critical. not the end of the world mind you, but critical for your fans!!

If you believe in omens, my playoff tickets arrived in today’s mail.
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–Rich

2 thoughts;
The power of positive thinking (all Tiger fans)

I believe.

Go Tigers, 2009!

–Dave

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