Morrow exits after 9 pitches due to left oblique strain
Holy shit, apparently medical school is a fuckload easier than I’d heard, because there are a lot of doctors out there already declaring the Jays’ season over, because Brandon Morrow had to take himself out of the game after nine pitches today, refusing to even throw a warm-up pitch or two.
Adding to the hysteria was a tweet from Mike Wilner, who explained that when trainer Hap Hudson came out to update John Farrell on Morrow’s condition, Farrell’s reaction was “J**** F***,” or as we say around here, “Jesus fuck!”
And sure, Morrow’s loss would be a huge blow to whatever you think the Jays hopes of hanging around long enough to be in the playoff conversation might be. But… when so many of these armchair medics were offering their diagnoses to the world, we actually didn’t know a goddamn thing, meaning that was as absolutely ridiculous to assume the worst had happened to the Jays’ best starter as it would be to assume it was nothing and he’d be totally fine.
Which is to say, with nothing resembling anything remotely close to actual information, we have no idea what to make of it until the Jays tell us… which they just have.
According to Mike Wilner on the Fan 590 broadcast, Morrow has a strained left oblique muscle and is currently day-t0-day.
An oblique, as Wilner and Jerry Howarth went on to discuss after the announcement, isn’t an easy problem for a hard-throwing pitcher to work through, but… it sure as fuck is better than there being something wrong with his elbow or his shoulder, amiright?