Scott Olsen has never missed a start because of an injury, and he’s not planning on missing his next one Thursday against the Cardinals.
“I’m good to go,’’ said Olsen after he threw a bullpen session at Dolphin Stadium Monday afternoon. “I’ll be out there Thursday.’’
Olsen injured his ankle covering first base Saturday and there was some concern if he would be ready to make his next start, but both Olsen and the Marlins believe he will be fine.
Olsen has made every start since coming to the big leagues. He made 31 starts in 2006, 33 last season and has started 24 games this season.
Olsen does have a new jersey. It’s fresh off the rack: a Brett Favre New York Jets jersey was hanging in Olsen’s locker when the club began a home stand Monday. The jersey is from New York, where the Marlins just played a three-game series against the Mets, and it’s from Luis Gonzalez, who seems to be everywhere this team needs him to be.
“He (Luis) said he was going to go try and find a Favre jersey, and I told him if he found one, pick one up for me, too,’’ Olsen said. “Two days later, ding, ding, ding, there it is.
“I was never a Packers fan,’’ said Olsen, who grew up in the Midwest. “But I’ve always been a Brett Favre fan.’’