Pregame Notes - July 28
That said, there are obviously other things going on around the team, notably:
- Mark Newman, Nardi Contreras and Julio Mosquera are in the house
- Outfielder DeAngelo Mack is back from the disabled list, where he's been since July 10 with a sore hand.
- Grant Duff's season is over. He'll begin the rehab process down in Tampa shortly, Tony Franklin said, which leads me to believe he had some sort of surgery. Franklin wouldn't tell us.
- Graham Stoneburner, who's been out since April, is scheduled to start on Friday. He was in the clubhouse before the game, and had ticket requests in, so he's feeling better, obviously.
- Franklin said before the game that Romine was "not playing" for the two consecutive games was based on the stress incurred from the sweltering heat in Bowie.
- There is a 75 percent chance of thunderstorms around 8 p.m. tonight