may not be too early, however, to start worrying about the health of prized mound prospect anthony reyes. after throwing a complete game 1-hitter on may 19, reyes lasted just 5.2, 4, and 1 inning(s) in his next three starts -- and then skipped his turn last tuesday. i talked to memphis pitching coach dyar miller yesterday, and he told me reyes "had a slight impingement in his shoulder. he's ok; he's going to pitch monday [jun 13]. he threw a side yesterday, looked good" . . . . but sounds bad. reyes' shoulder sidelined him for parts of both 2003 and 2004. check back here tuesday morning for a report on reyes's start (keep fingrs crossed). coming soon: a full q+a with coach miller on reyes, adam wainwright, brad thompson, tyler johnson, jimmy journell, carmen cali . . . . . the whole gosh-darn lot of them.
before we leave the subject, a coupla days back u.s.s. mariner put up a very interesting, very detailed look at injuries to cardinal pitching prospects over the years. part of a series of surveys he's doing to determine whether the mariners' young pitchers get injured more often than those in other organizations. . . .
apropos of nothing, memphis beat omaha last night 20-4. wainwright threw six innings and gave up four runs to notch his fifth win of the year.