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Morning Headline Roundup
2005-05-03 11:33
by Mark T.R. Donohue

Not much new on the daily beat, except word that the Padres set a record for smallest announced crowd in PetCo history (something that may become a repeated chorus as the Rockies work their way around the circuit). Preston Wilson will be out until at least the weekend with what has been described as a strained left groin.

If you're really a glutton for punishment, there's a singularly uninformative mailbag over at the Post (you mean, the Rockies are having bullpen problems?) and feature at the News (Clint Barmes had a good April?) you can read. Looking around the league for a second, the amazing Cubs training staff has another one of their incredible expanding injuries, with Kerry Wood's shoulder soreness going from "one start" to "three weeks" to "two months" in the blink of an eye. The Cardinals set a franchise record with their seven-run rally in the ninth against the Reds. Keep it up, Cincinnati bullpen, you might make the Rockies look good by comparison.

In the NL West, the Giants continue their hot play, although questions persist as to the recovery of Barry Bonds. The Dodgers' hot start seems a memory as questions about the defense abound, although personal fave Hee Seop Choi kept himself off the bench for one more game with a double. The D-Backs may be cooling off also, with an impressive run by their starters coming to a close. I don't know how I managed to forget mentioning this yesterday, but the Padres built a giant wall in part due to the Rockies' Jeff Francis. They're under new management, too.

Jamey Wright vs. Tim Redding tonight in a battle of second division fifth starters.

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