Martin & Paul Exit, Ellis & Johnson Return

Giving credit on this to Seth of dingersblog.com:

Russell Martin underwent MRI today, right hip labral tear, he’ll be re-evaluated tomorrow. Sounds like he’s out a while

Tear? That doesn’t sound good. Dylan Hernandez followed up with:

Russell Martin to the 15-day DL with right hip labral tear; Reed Johnson activated.

This comes after Xavier Paul was optioned back to AAA in order to bring up A.J. Ellis, though you could really read it as “Martin for Ellis, Paul for Johnson.”

Yet Garret Anderson survives. And Scott Podsednik & Ryan Theriot are hitting 1-2 again. Actually, it’s worse than that. You know I don’t post nightly lineups here, but good LORD:

Podsednik LF
Theriot 2B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Blake 3B
Belliard 1B
Carroll SS
Ausmus C
Padilla P

All that’s missing is Anderson in RF and you’ve got the worst-case scenario, though this is pretty close. Meanwhile, Jay Gibbons homered again for ABQ tonight. We’re supposed to have confidence because… why, exactly?

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