It’s just another start for Jake Peavy against the New York Mets tonight.
Or is it?
The Padres’ ace was pushed back three days in the rotation following the All-Star break because of sore biceps.
“We felt as though it's probably in the best interest of Jake and the club just to push him back a couple days, let his arm rest,” Padres manager Bud Black told Padres.com. “He went at it pretty hard in the first half, and his arm was getting a little weary leading up to the break, and we just felt as though the extra two days would benefit his arm.”
Peavy has only pitched one inning since July 5; that coming in his start for the National League in last Tuesday’s All-Star game.
The bump-back in the rotation may seem like no big deal, until you consider Peavy’s history.
There have been times in the past when the team said he had a little soreness, and that’s all turned out to be. Other times, it was more than soreness.
Peavy is 0-2 with a 3.32 ERA in his last three games. Is it a blip on the radar, or a sign to beware of possible things to come?
We’ll start finding out tonight.