I could not bring myself to write about last night’s disaster. I’ll put up the basic links later on.
Those of you who were at the game saw Nevin Ashley in severe pain when he was hit on his throwing hand by a deflected pitch in the 3rd inning. That was what led to that extraordinary bit of lineup shuffling: Left fielder Stephen Vogt ran in to put on his catching gear, second baseman Sean O’Malley ran out to left field, third baseman Will Rhymes jogged over to second base, and Matt Mangini off the bench to third base.
It turns out that the injury to Ashely’s hand is serious and he’s been place on the disabled list.
Catcher Craig Albernaz has been “promoted" from Hudson Valley. That is, he's taken off the windshirt he's been wearing and can now appear in a full Durham Bulls uniform. Welcome back, Craig. Sorry about the circumstances.
The Bulls have no depth whatever left on their bench since all of the players there are nursing an injury of one sort or another.