About Tamar Chalker

Tamar has written for IIATMS since July 2009, having started off writing game recaps before shifting to the minor leagues. Born in Connecticut and having lived all over the country and in South Korea, Tamar now finds herself "temporarily misplaced" in New Hampshire. Please send help - I can pay you in maple syrup.

10 thoughts on “Pat Venditte has torn labrum in one of his throwing shoulders

  1. Shame. I saw him in Trenton in 2010. He fooled a few lefties and SHB turned around. It was fun. I get the knock on him, but it would have been nice to see him in the Bronx if and only for a September call-up.

  2. "In one of his throwing shoulders"? Unless he has third shoulder, I think the clarification wasn't needed.

      • I think Mister D meant the clase "throwing" shoulder wasn't needed.. just shoulder would have sufficed as they're BOTH throwing shoulders..
        damn shame though.

    • I was joking around, obviously if he hurts a shoulder it's a throwing shoulder.

  3. It is a big disappointment. I know he's never been viewed as much of a true prospect, but watching him work his way through the minors has been fun and I'd love to see him get a shot at the big leagues. It will be interesting to see how he approaches this and how it impacts his chances.

  4. Can't he be a loogy? Like just pitch to one batter every ten days or so?

  5. What side is he better from? If he's significantly better from one or the other, it would make a difference in deciding what to do.

    • His right-handed stuff is a little better, but left-handed batters generally have a harder time hitting lefty pitchers, so his effectiveness is about equal, though evenly balanced switch-hitters can give him the most trouble.