I’m not a huge Milton fan, but this isn’t good at all. Milton left the game with “stiffness” in his elbow, but it’s looking much more serious than that:
“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been sore for a while, but in the fifth inning I felt it on one slider,” he said. “I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know what to say. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s painful and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll see what the MRI says tomorrow.”
Milton has never had arm trouble before. If this injury is serious, the Reds are looking at a weekend one-two punch of some combination of Jason Johnson, Sun-Woo Kim and Chris Michalak for Saturday and Sunday starts at Wrigley Field.
Guys and gals, that’s a flat-out ugly prospect, if those are our pitchers this weekend. Ugh.