Alan Horne’s latest ailmentBy
When Alan Horne left last night’s start against Portland after just three-plus innings, it looked like he was just suffering from a bout of suckiness. Instead, it turns out that a tight hammy is what delivered the knockout punch. “I threw a couple balls that were up to that last hitter and really tried to get through the next one, and just had kind of a twinge in my hamstring. It’s one that I’ve blown out before, four years ago, and it’s just something you don’t play with.” said Horne. If you read the quotes in the linked article, you’ll see that the injury doesn’t sound too serious, and there’s a decent chance Horne will make his next start. The important thing is to make sure the hammy is healthy enough that Horne doesn’t subconsiously change his mechanics to compensate, putting his surgically repaired shoulder in jeopardy.