TODAY: Weathers fractured “a small accessory piece of bone in the back of his ankle,” Lin tweets, and the southpaw could be able to return before the end of July, though “his recovery will depend on pain tolerance.” On the plus side, Weathers is able to walk without any seeming ill effects just four days after his initial injury.
JULY 12: Lin reports that Weathers avoided a major injury and is expected to be out a matter of weeks rather than months. A specific diagnosis or timeline has yet to be announced by the club.
JULY 11, 7:50pm: Weathers’ knee and ankle look to be unharmed, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweets, though the left-hander still has to undergo tests on his Achilles.
5:00pm: Weathers’ injury is actually to his right foot, according to The Athletic’s Dennis Lin (Twitter link).
4:49pm: Padres southpaw Ryan Weathers was removed from today’s game after suffering an apparent right knee injury. In the third inning, Weathers fielded a bunt grounder from Jon Gray of the Rockies and tried to tag Gray on the first base line, though Weathers appeared to jam his leg while taking an awkward step to avoid a full-on collision. Weathers was in obvious pain and needed to be helped off the field.
At the very least, Weathers looks slated for a trip to the injured list, and there would certainly appear to be worry that the injury is serious enough to end his season. Today marked Weathers’ 11th start of 17 overall appearances for the 21-year-old this season, as the rookie left-hander has quickly become an important part of San Diego’s pitching mix. Weathers has a 2.91 ERA through 58 2/3 innings, delivering good numbers despite allowing a lot of hard contact and only a 17.87% strikeout rate.
Most importantly for the Padres, however, Weathers has been able to deliver results and fill innings amidst a number of other injury absences within the rotation. Adrian Morejon was lost to Tommy John surgery in April and Dinelson Lamet’s arm issues have limited him to 34 1/3 innings. Blake Snell and Yu Darvish are also currently on the 10-day IL with more minor injuries, though the Padres will surely welcome the All-Star break to get their pitching staff figured out.
Assuming Darvish and Snell are able to return in short order, an IL absence for Weathers will leave the Padres with only four starters (Darvish, Snell, Chris Paddack, Joe Musgrove) and not much in the way of experienced depth. There is some hope that Lamet might be able to return relatively soon after the break, but that is no guarantee given how Lamet has been hampered by injuries all year. While the team might turn to bullpen games or an opener/bulk pitcher format in the short term, a Weathers injury will only exacerbate the Padres’ need for starting pitching help at the trade deadline.
another one down
Fever Pitch Guy
Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
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I don’t know whether Weathers will whether.
It didn’t look good. Players dropping like flies this year. Hopefully it wasn’t as bad as I think it might be….
My goodness, how many more Padres are on IL now?
Not just Padres with lots of IL players, look at almost any team..
Jose Altuve has responded to Error in Judgement’s mocking of his home run trot jersey grab.
Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee yankees lose.
As you were. Go Padres.
Really showed em by losing 2 out of 3 games.
The Padres tend to do well against the better teams while scuffling against the likes of the Rockies, the Pirates and the Marlins.
Not sure about your assessment, especially since they haven’t played the Marlins yet this season. Plus, they currently have losing records against the Brewers, Mets, and Giants.
I think the biggest problem is not playing that well on the road. They have a 33-18 record at home, a .647 winning %, but they’re 1 game under .500 away, at 20-21.
Zack Davies could be had.
Crooked home/away record?
Maybe rumors of them stealing signs in SD are true.
I Beg To Differ
Gasp! Theyre not as dominant on the road? Cheaters!
If you catch Marquez and Gray, the Rockies are no joke. Especially at home of course, but they can shut anyone down anywhere. They actually have statistically (and adjusting for home park) one of the best starting rotations in baseball.
I think most teams steal signs at home. I’ve throught that for years, way before the Astros scandal. There are a million ways to do it.
Just to be clear, I was not suggesting at all that the Padres are stealing signs at home. Most teams play better at home. Most teams are tailored to their home parks. There are probably myriad reasons why they have underperformed on the road.
I’m not a Padres fan, but I do recognize they have a talented roster. So, for me anyway, I was more surprised by their road record, than how well they play at home.
Yes, every team steals, or tries to steal, signs, but I’m doubtful that any team is crossing the line using technology. At least not anymore. And who knows, the Padres could still wind up with a less stellar home record, and have a better away record, by the end of the season.
Astros dude here, that was EPIC – but so was Cole’s outing yesterday. Great great baseball, and I’m thinking Cole might have suggested to Judge hey, we don’t do that kind of thing.
I highly doubt that Gerrit Cole is telling Judge how to be a Yankee.
No, I think error in judgement is learning through trial and error. Blast your music after a post-season win at Fenway in 2018. Mock Altuve in 2021. Error.
Kirk Gibson told Dodgers how to be Dodgers, Cole can and will tell team mates whatever is necessary; that was bush, Cole isn’t bush, and he doesn’t want that crap going on around him while he’s trying to, you know, win, which he is very good at
Hell, Carlton Fisk told Deion Sanders how to be a yankee. Epic.
Ducky Buckin Fent
For a fella who claims to hate the Yanks, you sure do watch a lot of our games, @whyhazee. You’re not fooling most of us.
Ducky, I check the scores and stay on for a little while if something interesting is going on. I was born in the same town as Matt Barnes, but I grew up (maybe?) where Bucky Dent and Gosse Gossage lived. It was impossible to not at least pay attention to the yankees. Oh, and Mel Stottlymyre’s kids rode their bikes through our neighborhood to get home. So, it’s kind of like wondering what’s going on in the Democratic party even though I’m a registered Republican.
Looks like it might be time for AJ to swing that Danny Duffy trade.
$20 says Jon Gray misses the plane home!
You will never pry Duffy from the Royals they are like the guy that won;t sell the classic car rotting out in the field
Is it gore time soon, after the break
A city held hostage by one man’s blisters…
Yeah… One of the excuses for his poor minor league and camp performance has been that he needed more intense competition to improve… Maybe it’s time for him to poop or get off the pot, no matter how bad he’s been throwing.
This is another great example of how you can literally never really have too much pitching depth. I remember years ago when the Dodgers had the deepest rotation in baseball, their #7/8 starters were better than most team’s mid rotation starters, and they still ended up getting decimated by injuries and quickly ran out of that depth. Pretty similar to what is happening this season with the Padres.
From what I can tell, none of my Padres SP prospects have done anything to earn a call up. It might be time to stretch Diaz out.
Eh. Cash in a couple more prospects and buy another one. It’s easier and you’ve already done it a bunch already. The guy that beat you today is available.
Ex-Brewer starter Wily Peralta apparently figured out something quite useful during the pandemic. He can deliver 5 quality innings.
Someone should rescue him from Detroit, where it’s ‘what’s the point’ for a guy like him.
Avoiding a major injury here would be huge. I really how he pounds the zone – the contrast between him and Snell this year has been eye opening.
He’s probably on an innings limit anyways so he wasn’t going to be able to start the rest of the year. Basically they were going to need to get pitching help anyways. Hopefully he’s able to get fully healed up soon and come back for the playoff push.
Relieved his injury wasn’t serious as this kid is so valuable to the Pads, present and future. A few weeks off might be what Weathers needs anyway, he’s 21 and logging a lot of IPs this year – more than they wanted to use him. When he settles into his career he’s a stout #3 SP roster guy.
And none of the Mets hitters come anywhere close to Tatis. What is your point?
Chief Two Hands
This is why I don’t accessorize.
Of the Giants, Padres, and Dodgers, how many of us picked the Giants to have the most stable starting rotation as we near the end of July? Crazy year.