The following morning proved to be even more of a disaster. Although the swelling had subsided, bruising had developed on his tricep and bicep. Blaze team doctors were consulted and it appears that Amidon will not be available to pitch for at least 4-6 weeks with a possible torn bicep. With the addition of Tony Polizzotti’s sore shoulder, Mike Taft will have to step up as the Blaze’s number two pitcher and move Mike “Whompo” Thompson up to the head of the staff.
It’s going to be interesting to see how GM Mike Taft manages these injuries, but the bright side is they will not lose Amidon’s big bat in the lineup at all.
Written by Colin Amidon, NEAWL Senior Staff