ANGELS NOTEBOOK : STANLEY ISN'T SERIOUSLY HURT.
Boston Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox are a member and currently champions of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball’s American League. From to the present, the Red Sox have played in Fenway Park. catcher Mike Stanley
adj. grog·gi·er, grog·gi·est
Unsteady and dazed; shaky.
grog and experienced ringing in his ear Saturday as the result of being beaned by Angels reliever Mike James the night before. And that was good news.
A CAT scan CAT scan (kăt) [computerized axial tomography], X-ray technique that allows relatively safe, painless, and rapid diagnosis in previously inaccessible areas of the body; also called CT scan. taken at Anaheim Memorial Hospital showed there was no skull fracture skull fracture,
n a rupture or break in the cranial bones.
skull fracture Orthopedics A fracture of one or more cranial bones, caused by MVAs, falls, assault, sports, occupational accidents and other forms of blunt trauma .
After Stanley was struck by a James fastball near his left ear during the eighth inning at Anaheim Stadium, doctors feared he was injured severely because there were signs he might have blood in his ear, an indication of a fractured skull.
Instead, he is listed as day-to-day.
``I'd like to play tomorrow but I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party. if they'll let me play that early,'' Stanley said.
Although it wasn't a situation where a pitcher would go head-hunting - James was trying to protect a two-run lead - Boston manager Kevin Kennedy wondered before Saturday's game if the three hit Red Sox batters in the series opener had anything to do with his team's previous success against the Angels.
``Only the players involved know for sure,'' he said.
If that's the case, then there was no intent to injure. James, who buried his face in a towel on the Angels bench after being pulled in favor of Troy Percival and told manager Marcel Lachemann he had a sleepless night, angrily denied intentionally striking Stanley.
``It was unintentional, anyone who thinks otherwise is pretty ignorant,'' he said. ``You're not too baseball smart if you think I came into a 3-1 game and think I hit somebody on purpose.''
Stanley couldn't remember being hit but insisted James didn't do it deliberately.
Langston cleared: Pitcher Mark Langston was cleared to pitch three innings today for Lake Elsinore, the Angels' Single-A affiliate, and could rejoin the rotation this week, two weeks ahead of schedule.
Langston underwent arthroscopic surgery Arthroscopic Surgery Definition
Arthroscopic surgery is a procedure to visualize, diagnose, and treat joint problems. The name is derived from the Greek words arthron, which means joint, and skopein, which means to look at. on his right knee to repair torn cartilage on May 8.
``I'm not surprised, Mark's big advantage is he went into this healthy,'' said Dr. Lewis Yocum. ``The fact he's coming back so quickly means he hasn't lost much in the way of arm strength or speed. It all depends on how the knee reacts after he pitches in games. So far, he's been fine.''