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May 7, 2007 at 7:47 am ET
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Freddy Garcia vs. Groundskeepers Cart

Phillies SP Freddy Garcia might not be able to make his scheduled start in Arizona tonight because of one of the strangest injuries of the year. He ran into a parked groundskeepers cart in right-center field and busted his shin during warm-ups. I’ll let Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News explain:

“Garcia, in centerfield shagging flies, ran to his left, tracking a fly ball hit by Ryan Howard. The Toro Workman 3100 was on the warning track, en route from the Phillies’ bullpen down the rightfield line to the maintenance shed nestled beyond the corner of the leftfield fence.

The driver saw the ball’s flight and stopped the cart. Garcia, according to witnesses Clay Condrey and Yoel Hernandez, never saw the cart and ran into it.

Garcia briefly fell to the ground. He quickly was helped into the same cart and driven to the Phillies’ dugout, which is on the first-base line. He was unable to put his weight on his left leg and hopped down the dugout steps on his right leg.”

Wonderful. The injury doesn’t look to be too serious, but is it really necessary to have pitchers in the outfield fielding batting practice? Shouldn’t they be sitting in the dugout with a jacket sleeve over their pitching arm? The Phils didn’t bother calling anyone up from the minors for a spot start, instead they would rely on “stitching together a bullpen start.” Or in other words, they would forfeit.

Through thick and shin [Philly.com]
Garcia’s injury (Video) [MLB.com]

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4 Responses to “Freddy Garcia vs. Groundskeepers Cart”
  1. John Renneke says:

    Shagging flies for pitchers is supposed to include standing around, shooting the breeze with teammates and occasionally making a play on a ball hit in your vicinity. Not trying to run down a Ryan Howard warning track shot against the wall.

    I’d still take him over Gavin Floyd, however. Although Gio Gonzalez has been tearing up AA so far.

  2. Stupid groundskeepers! You know that cart was meant for Victorino.

    Damn, what got into that guy? He was unstoppable.

  3. They benched him for two games last week. Apparently, Victorino does not like being benched.

    In the Gigantes series, he went 10-17 with a homer, 4 RBI & SIX STEALS! That’s sick.

  4. GM-Carson says:

    Shane Victorino is a sparkplug!

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