Update: According to Ed Werder of ESPN, Tony Romo’s back has improved “only slightly” since receiving an epidural injection and other treatment.
Per Werder, Romo hasn’t attended practice, a team meeting, or a game-planning session this week. Which suggests that Romo has been spending a lot of time off his feet and in turn away from being actively involved in planning for the franchise’s latest playoff play-in game.
And so the signs continue to point strongly to Romo not playing and Kyle Orton getting the nod. Barring some sort of a miracle.
James Shields went 6 2/3 innings, allowed two runs, on four hits, and four walks, while striking out seven in a loss on Wednesday afternoon agains the Mariners.
When looking at the final score, most would figure that Shields just didn’t have it on Wednesday afternoon, but he actually looked good and kept things close, while the bullpen let the game get away in the later innings. Shields went 6 2/3 innings, allowed only two runs, and struck out seven. His walk total was a bit concerning (4), but considering his veteran status; lets give Shields the benefit of the doubt. In a losing effort here, Shields still gave fantasy owners a good enough performance. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Taijuan Walker went six innings, allowed zero runs, on only one hit, while striking out seven in a win on Wednesday afternoon against the Padres
The circumstances of playing in a National League park (no DH) spoiled Walker’s dazzling performance, as he was pinch hit for in the top of the seventh inning, taking from him, the opportunity to further the one hit shutout. Fantasy owners will be pleased with what Walker was able to accomplish on Wednesday afternoon (six innings, zero earned, one hit, no walks, seven strikeouts), especially considering how mediocre he has been all season long prior to this outing. The only real issue here is that greedy fantasy owners will be wondering what could have been. Analysis: Dom Murtha