Seattle Mariners starter Adrian Sampson was scheduled to pitch against the Tigers this afternoon but he left the game while warming up for the first inning. Vidal Nuno took over. The Mariners said that Sampson, who was to be making his second start, left the game with right elbow discomfort and will undergo further evaluation. In Sampson’s first start he gave up four earned runs in four and two-thirds innings. Not the best outing, but better than today, unfortunately.
I’ll preface this by saying that what happened to baseball in Montreal totally sucked and that the Expos should rise again in the form of an expansion or relocated team with ownership that actually cares. I’ll likewise say that the 1994 strike sucked worse for the Expos than any other team because (a) they were clearly the best team in baseball at the time the season abruptly ended in August; and (b) the strike and its fallout led to the team being broken up and the promise that had been building there to totally be destroyed. However, the extent to which “man, that was a bad break for the Expos” has turned into the “the Expos definitely would’ve won the 1994 World Series had it happened” over