Brewers starter Kyle Lohse dislocated his left pinkie last night after he smacked it into Jedd Gyorko as he was running to first base. I’m more squeamish than ten pig-tailed elementary school girls so as far as I’m concerned it should land him on the 60 day disabled list, but luckily for all involved I’m not on the Brewers’ medical staff:
Everything is going the Brewers’ way lately.
The Cubs announced on Tuesday that Jim Hickey has stepped down as the pitching coach due to personal reasons. The club will begin a search for a replacement.
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said in a statement, “Jim Hickey notified us yesterday of his decision to step down as pitching coach and leave the organization for personal reasons. We thank Jim for his season with the Cubs and his positive impact on our pitchers. Jim has our full support and we all wish him well.”
Hickey, 57, spent over a decade as a coach in the Rays organization before joining the Cubs for the past season, reuniting with Joe Maddon. The Cubs’ starting staff ranked 10th among all 30 teams with a 3.84 ERA and the bullpen posted an NL-best 3.35 ERA.