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    Padres ace optimistic he can pitch with broken rib By R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer
    October 5, 2005 ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jake Peavy is optimistic he can pitch again with a broken rib if the San Diego Padres get to Game 4 of their NL division series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

    ``I wouldn't rule it out,'' Peavy said Wednesday. ``We've got a great medical staff taking a look at all of our options, and I feel like we've got some pretty good options that we can take advantage of.

    ``Hopefully, those can make me feel a whole lot better than I feel right now and I'll get back out there.''

    The Padres' ace said team doctors are considering a numbing injection into the break, on his right side. Peavy, who led the NL in strikeouts while going 13-7 with a 2.88 ERA, said doctors believe his start in Game 1 worsened a rib injury sustained during San Diego's on-field celebration after clinching the NL West title last week. But he said the doctors do not think he began the game with a broken rib.

    Manager Bruce Bochy said he hadn't been aware of the injury, although Peavy said the team doctors knew. In the days before the playoffs started, Peavy was confident the injury would not hinder him.

    ``Honestly, this was a non-issue,'' Peavy said. ``I felt like it was going to be no problem, as well as the whole staff. It wasn't even on the medical report.

    ``That's how insignificant we thought it was.''

    For now, Bochy has slotted Adam Eaton (11-5) for Game 4. Eaton had been the choice for a possible Game 5, but Bochy said that now would be determined later.

    Bochy said Peavy's injury should not affect the team's mind-set.

    ``He's not pitching tomorrow or the following day, so that's behind us,'' Bochy said. ``We've got to keep pushing. We've had to deal with injuries, numerous injuries throughout the season, and the club's done a great job of not dwelling on it, and they won't on this one.''

    Peavy wasn't sure when he broke the rib, although he said the best guess would be on his third-inning, bases-loaded wild pitch when his spikes caught on the rubber and the pitch didn't even make it to the dirt in front of home plate. In any case, he wasn't using it as an excuse for lasting only 4 1-3 innings and giving up all the runs in an 8-5 loss.

    ``I didn't know the extent of the injury until I came out of the game,'' Peavy said. ``Up until the last pitch I was telling myself I was capable of making pitches.

    ``Obviously, I wasn't and I didn't.''

    Bochy said he thought Peavy threw well before the fifth, calling the Cardinals' three-run third ``buzzard luck.'' Still, he hoped Peavy learned from this experience.

    ``It's one thing to be a competitor or a warrior, but there's a fine line between being a warrior and hurting a ballclub and Jake has to realize that,'' Bochy said. ``You have to draw the line at some point where you're getting to the point of diminishing returns, sending a player out there who can't perform close to his capabilities.''

    Peavy said if he knew the injury was that serious, he would have said something. He said he felt ``slowly worse and worse'' as the game progressed.

    ``But there for a little bit I felt I was capable of making good pitches,'' he said. ``It's real hard to start getting hit around and say you're hurt. That never looks good.'
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    How likely is it that team doctors would not tell the manager that his ace pitcher has a cracked rib?
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    • #3
      Sounds pretty fishy to me -

      I think they got issues.
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      • #4
        Let's solve everyone's problems by taking the series in 3. That way Peavy doesn't have to "play" Terrell Owens and "risk his career", Bochy doesn't have to make the decision whether to pitch Peavy or not, and Peavy gets 5 months to heal.
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        • #5
          If this guy comes out in a bloody shirt, we're in trouble.
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          • #6
            QUOTE(alter ego @ Oct 5 2005, 07:27 PM) Quoted post

            If this guy comes out in a bloody shirt, we're in trouble.
            [/b][/quote]
            [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/roll2.gif[/img]


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            • #7
              <<<>>>

              Fucking "buzzard luck" Bruce?? Good God.
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              • #8
                See what Schilling has started?
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                • #9
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                  Bochy said Peavy's injury should not affect the team's mind-set.[/b][/quote]

                  So you went into Game One knowing that you had no hope as opposed to slightly little hope?

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                  • #10
                    Bullshit.
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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(alter ego @ Oct 5 2005, 08:27 PM) Quoted post

                      If this guy comes out in a bloody shirt, we're in trouble.
                      [/b][/quote]

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                      • #12
                        He won't have a chance, this series will be over in 3. Hopefully. If the bullpen holds up. God I hope it's over in 3 [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]
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                        • #13
                          sure........let him pitch........he did a bang up job the first time with this injury. i'm sure it's tons better now [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]
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                          • #14
                            Give him the ball Saturday. Bring it on.

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                            • #15
                              Buzzards eat dead things. I guess Bochy feels his team is dead.

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