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Carl Crawford’s Rehab Progressing Well

Carl Crawford hadn’t done much in his first two rehab games in Albuquerque, striking out twice with a single in five plate appearances, and that’s not a big deal. Yeah, it’s about Crawford getting his timing down after missing well over a month since his ankle injury, but it’s mostly about showing that the ankle is healthy. So far tonight against El Paso, he’s doing just that.

In the first inning, after reaching on an error by second baseman Chris Nelson, Crawford took off for second on the first pitch, without even a throw:

In the top of the second against Donn Roach, Crawford drove a blast to right-center and legged out a triple:

In the fourth, he singled but was thrown out caught stealing by catcher Rocky Gale. In the sixth, against Brandon Kloess and his super-villain mustache, Crawford grounded out to first base, and that’s where the game currently stands, with the Isotopes leading 7-5 in the bottom of the sixth.

Crawford isn’t going to be activated for the short two-game series in Detroit that starts on Tuesday night, but if all goes well the next few days, he could be back as soon as Thursday back in Los Angeles when the Dodgers kick off their final series before the All-Star break with four against the Padres. When he does, Don Mattingly is going to have some uncomfortable lineup decisions to make. Brim will have more on that in the next day or two, so stay tuned for some math. For now, whether it’s because you want Crawford back or enough depth to try and make a trade, Crawford sure seems like he’s progressing nicely.


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286 comments
 Kyle
Kyle

This post is an old post. I need some Brim math in my life.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Not getting that today.

 Kyle
Kyle

@DBrim Are we there yet?  Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

insideThePark
insideThePark

"They can get that free pass and shove it up their ass."

Superba
Superba

Holy Shit.  Blah is Zack Greinke.

FirTree7
FirTree7

darn I missed some good conversation here in the past hour

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

@BIah @Purple Drank he wears 47 because his initials are AK so his nickname is AK-47 which is an automatic rifle used by insurgents all around the world so congrats you look like a guy whose nickname is a bad gun!

FirTree7
FirTree7

@Purple Drank  @BIah That made me laugh.  When I was a young child to about 15 I had this bowl haircut and then I finally got it changed to the cut I have now...I walked into Spanish class at high school and someone says "Hey you look like Kirilenko!" and the teacher projects an image of Kirilenko up on the board and has me stand next to it, and everybody agrees that I do kinda look like Kirilenko.

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

@BIah in fact you look like the babychild of Kirilenko and Zack Greinke

FirTree7
FirTree7

@Purple Drank  @BIah I needed an extra actor for that scene and there was no one else around.  I was too ashamed to show my face while wearing it, though, as you see

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

@BIah @Purple Drank once Drank's true identity is revealed, I will put up my Jane Eyre high school group project video from 10 years ago.

Hint: Drank plays Jane Eyre

insideThePark
insideThePark

I have never seen this video until now. And you Conman'd your head and threw a basketball at yourself!

SMH!

efb
efb

Drank you like Kaskade? 

efb
efb

Soju is soooo fuckin good 

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

LOL giants have been shut out in 4 of the last 8 games.

efb
efb

is it late enough for TMNT? 

efb
efb

Drank am i going to meet you when im in SF in august?