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Dodgers Get Their Own Bad News
2006-10-03 22:21
by Jon Weisman

From Ken Gurnick at

Reliever Joe Beimel suffered a bloody gash to his pitching hand in a freak hotel accident Tuesday morning, leaving him in stitches and the Dodgers bullpen roster spots in limbo for Wednesday's opener of the National League Division Series with the Mets.

Beimel said he cut his left hand on broken glass in his hotel room after waking up to get a drink of water.

"I got up, went to the faucet in the bathroom, got the drink, was going to set down the glass, and it slipped out of my hand and I tried to catch it and wound up just spiking it into the sink," said Beimel.

"I thought it was just a cut, but when I looked at it, it was really deep. I wish I had a better story, like I was trying to save a baby or something. This is just crazy how it happened."

Who knew we'd fret over Joe Beimel in October?

2006-10-03 22:33:46
1.   Xeifrank
Didn't O.J. suffer a similiar injury? If we have to dump Biemel for the NLDS, who would most likely take his place. We could use all the left handed pitchers possible. Hendrickson?
vr, Xei
2006-10-03 22:35:09
2.   thinkblue0
I just called up a buddy of mine and told him this...he said (about as calmly as it gets):

"I'm not at all surprised."

I think that just about sums it up.

ANYTHING to keep Hendrickson off the mound...can't we bring back Jesse Orosco?

2006-10-03 22:49:47
3.   bhsportsguy
An aside from the Beimel news, I watched the press conferences with Grady and Derek Lowe and its amazing how much the New York media remains interested in what happened in 2003 re Grady's firing in Boston and both closing questions were about their feelings about Pedro Martinez and his missing the playoffs.
2006-10-03 22:54:11
4.   Linkmeister
From the Beimel story linked above, regarding the number of stitches:

"I didn't ask," Beimel said. "I didn't look and didn't want to know."


Actually, having once broken a ring finger and having the painkillers injected between it and the pinkie, I can understand his lack of interest.

2006-10-03 22:55:51
5.   Xeifrank
If Biemel would only miss the first two games of the series would you still carry him on the 25 man? At what point would you cut (pun) bait? vr, Xei
2006-10-03 23:16:16
6.   confucius
If Biemel can pitch by Saturday I would definintely keep him on the roster. He's left handed and that's enough against the Mets.
2006-10-03 23:44:05
7.   underdog
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'd love to see Barry Zito as a Dodger next year. One cool dude.

Maybe Joe Beimel can start a blog, too - if he can type with his right hand. Should have some free time...

2006-10-03 23:45:07
8.   Xeifrank
Interestingly, pitchers in Japan are experimenting with a new type of curveball called a "gyroball". Perhaps Bob will look into this on his travels to Japan. Here's the link.
vr, Xei
2006-10-04 00:03:08
9.   Ken Arneson
8 Will Carroll has covered the gyroball on The Juice many times. Go over to and enter "gyroball" in the search box.
2006-10-04 02:30:45
10.   Doug N
7 Derek Lowe is doing one of those player blogs throughout the postseason. Avoid reading the comment section though.

And the Inside the Dodgers blog posted the lineups that Little released to the media:

No surprises.

2006-10-04 02:35:11
11.   xaphor
7. From Zito's blog: Johan Santana is my favorite pitcher to watch. Johan and Derek Lowe.

Might knock a couple quid off the asking price :)

2006-10-04 07:20:50
12.   Sushirabbit
Wow. That bites. I'd really grown to appreciate Beimel. What's funny (or not) is that I did something similar (and equally mundane) to my left hand. Even on a hand I don't use much I can't believe how much it hurts in between the fingers and how often. Typing the % is not fun!

8 Man that horse has legs.

Any word on Yhency? I have my Ghame over shirt on today. Werth? Izturis, oh, wait... :-)

2006-10-04 08:05:36
13.   MollyKnight
I just got my tickets! I'm going to the game today and I'm so pumped!
2006-10-04 08:20:00
14.   Underbruin
"Reliever Joe Beimel suffered a bloody gash to his pitching hand in a freak hotel accident Tuesday morning, leaving him in stitches..."

This is no laughing matter...

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