Ouch. Tough break. Perhaps this was a nagging issue that was causing some of Zoom's velocity and control problems of the last few weeks?
Meanwhile, the Tigers stayed hot and kept their win streak alive despite the negativity looming from this injury. The bats overcame three Royals' homeruns and eight walks by Tigers pitching to pick up the win -- their sixth straight victory, moving them to 18-11 on the season.
We should be seeing a more in-depth recap of tonight's game by Tomorrow morning at some point. And if there happens to be anything new with Zoom's injury, we'll get it up ASAP.
UPDATE - 11:35 pm: So now Danny Knobler of MLive has a few words on the condition of Joel Zumaya on his blog:
Zumaya was warming up in the bullpen in the eighth inning tonight. Bullpen coach Jeff Jones said he shook his middle finger after throwing a breaking ball, but that he said he was fine. Then Zumaya threw a fastball.
``He looked at me and said, `I think I dislocated my finger,' '' Jones said. ``I've never seen that before. I've seen just about everything, but I've never seen that.''
Zumaya left the clubhouse tonight without talking about the injury. It's expected that he will be sent for an MRI exam when the Tigers get home Sunday night.