Brandon Morrow has been dominant this season but is in a bit of trouble once again after leaving his start after nine pitches on Monday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays ace was not able to record an out against the Washington Nationals and was removed from the game after suffering a strained oblique. According to Shi Davidi of sportsnet.ca, the Jays' general manager Alex Anthopoulos now expects that Morrow will land on the DL due to the injury:
Morrow getting more exams around 430. AA expects him to go on DL, wants to wait for tests first.— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) June 12, 2012
At this point it would take a minor miracle for Morrow to not have to miss at least two weeks. Earlier today, Mike Cormack of sportsnet.ca tweeted,
#bluejays Farrell on Morrow injury: "it's probably substantial." No timeframe given. Morrow was in "considerable pain."— Mike Cormack (@MikeCormack) June 12, 2012
Morrow is 7-4 after receiving the hard loss luck on Monday night after only throwing nine pitches. He has three shutouts already this season and has struck out 67 batters in 77.2 innings.