see below for the update on ponson. . . .
will carroll, from today's "under the knife" column at baseball prospectus:
to be fair, james has been getting better swings lately. since his cortison injection in mid-april, edmonds has hit .291 / .385 / .509, with 3 hr and 14 rbi in 55 at-bats. over that same period of time, scott rolen has not driven in a single run . . . . can that be right? darn tootin'; he drove in 13 runs in the cards' first 12 games, but nary a one since april 16 -- even though he's hitting .387 in 31 at-bats since then. johnny rodriguez is hitting .455 over that time period (12 for 33) but has knocked in only two runs; gary bennett, meanwhile, has gone just 3 for 18 in the same span but has 4 rbis . . . . .
i've heard nothing at all today about sid ponson's elbow. maybe some news on the broadcast tonite . . . .
Update [2006-5-8 19:33:24 by lboros]: here's the word on ponson, from the official site:
"He had an MRI and some X-rays, and it shows an acute flexor muscle strain in his right elbow," head athletic trainer Barry Weinberg said on Monday afternoon. "George [Paletta] will evaluate him again tonight and we'll put together one, a treatment program and two, a throwing plan. It is not likely that he will make his next start."