Received an e-mail from our pal Mike Ashmore of the Thunder Thoughts blog. He reports that Jose Tabata is on the DL with a hamstring strain and is headed down to Tampa to rehab.
It has been a tough season for Tabata (.248/.320/.310) in Trenton for assorted reasons. The injury is not said to be serious, however.
Meanwhile, Chad Jennings reports from Scranton that Jeff Karstens is dealing.
Karstens is 3-1, 2.03 in his last five starts. Opponents have hit .189 against him. He outpitched Brett Myers tonight, going seven strong innings for Scranton. Sir Sidney will probably get another start, but Karstens is knock, knock, knocking on the door.