Daily News from New York, New York on July 11, 1988 · 151
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Daily News from New York, New York · 151

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Monday, July 11, 1988
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Monday, July 11, 1988 DAILY SPORTS news' 51 - r " By JACK O'CONNELL Daily News Sports Writer HOUSTON - Pain persists in Rick Aguilera's troubling pitching elbow, and his patience has run out. The righthander thinks he should undergo arthroscopic surgery, which could shelve him for the remainder of the season. A decision on Aguilera won't be made until he is examined today by James Parkes, the Mets' team physician. With Aguilera out, the Mets shored up their relief corps by obtaining righthander Edwin Nunez from the Seattle Mariners for reliever Gene Walter. Powwow with Davey Aguilera, disabled for two months this season and four months last year due to elbow problems, met with Davey Johnson before yesterday's game here to notify the manager that he was continuing to have pain. "It's just not getting any better," Aguilera said. "In fact, it's worse. I did everything the doctors wanted me to do rest, exercise, taking different medications and nothing has helped. I think it's time we did something about it I'm not helping the team, and I'm not helping myself." "Aggie is probably going to have the elbow scoped," Johnson said. "We'll have to see what the doctors say." Aguilera, whose record fell to 0-4 with an 8.41 ERA in the Mets' 6-3 loss Saturday, went on the DL April 19 after two starts. Since his return June 18, Aguilera has made six appearances, all but one in relief, and allowed 11 earned runs, 14 hits and seven walks in 13V& innings. Time to consider ! "We had to do something sooner or later, perhaps during the All-Star break, Johnson said. "It was obvious to me Aggie was still having trouble. He tried to pitch through the pain, maybe because of the innuendos last year, but he's hurting." Last year, several teammates ques tioned if Aguilera had a low pain threshold and if he was willing to push himself. That was not the case this time. Until yesterday, Aguilera made no issue of his physical condi tion. "It had to be addressed because of how it affected our pitching setup," said Johnson. "Aggie was in the pen, but I couldn't use him every day. I still had to treat him like a starter and use him only on his scheduled days to throw." The Mets began the season with Aguilera as the fifth starter and have weathered his injury because of the emergence of David Cone, who pitched himself onto the National League All-Star team. larl (Grai Meadowlands July 22, 23,24 drills 7 TICKET HOTLINE CALL (201) 935-3900 ALL NEW RACE COURSE1 1 2. mile modified oval Speeds over 200 M.P.H. Improved spectator viewing areas DiamondVision New General Admission area Relocated CART Paddock 3 DAYS OF FUN Antique Race Car Display AM new outdoor expo Skydivers Marching Bands Enlarged Hospitality Park Special Family and group discounts available RACES INCLUDE: AMERICAN RACING SERIES SUPER VEE EMERSON RADIOKMART TRANS AM THE MALCOLM KONNER CORVETTE CHALLENGE MARLBORO GRAND PRIX CARTPPG INDY CAR RACE or at Meadowlands Anna Box Office and all Tlcketmastef location. 3 day reserved seat packages i tow as $25 00 General Admission tickets as k as $10 00 Paddock Passes available Parking only $3.00 a day Marlboro Grand Prix jffcaduwlands SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Quitting Smoking Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risk to Your Health. Presented by Marlboro Cigarettes. 16 "t "Mr." 1 0 n ncount m vm ogrvni. nc Sun H IS Selling your ear? PLACE A NEWS AD Coll (212) 949-2000 or (51 6) 485-4000 or (201)345-3500 .1 ELBOW CREASE: Rick Aguilera sees surges as the solution to his aching right elbow. MM KAPPOCK DAILY NEWS lXXXrlliWI 3 if ; As- i.i TONIGHT AT 7:30 m CW MSG: AllEW A FOOTBALL LIVE FROrwTTHE GARDEN NEW y YORK VS. PITTSBURGH GLADIATORS MADISON SQUARE GARDEN KCTWOrTX We Bring The Garden Homo? A Gulf Western Company Check cable listings for channel. Schedule ubfect to thence. Call 1HOO OH CABLE to e MSG Network J

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