May 10, 2018 at 2:46 pm #51651May 10, 2018 at 2:48 pm #51652
Geezus!May 10, 2018 at 2:52 pm #51653stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
This is the one injury in the pitching staff we definitely can’t overcome. Hopefully this is just a one or two start rest for him and he’s back to 100% very soon.May 10, 2018 at 2:54 pm #51654
Weeks or months, suggests this general article on lat injuries. Of course, it all depends on the severity, which is not noted in the team’s press release.May 10, 2018 at 3:11 pm #51656
Ugh… I guess Gant is staying up for now….Flaherty may be back up soon….then Reyes.May 10, 2018 at 3:18 pm #51657colhuskerParticipantFree
Dang might explain his last start but damn, the one bright spot so far this year is now hurt.May 10, 2018 at 3:36 pm #51660May 10, 2018 at 3:59 pm #51663May 10, 2018 at 7:35 pm #51672858booyahParticipantFree
Was it Brad Thompson or Rick Horton who said during his start Tuesday that he didn’t have that extra zip and control of his fastball.
He’ll be back Saturday. IF our pitching depth in the Minors is what it’s been sold to us as being then we should be fine. The offense on the otherhand….May 11, 2018 at 8:23 am #5171814NyquisTParticipant
Gant seems to be the Card’s best option for Sunday, unless Wainwright is back. Down the road, and depending on the severity of CMart’s injury, it may mean that Flaherty finally gets up to the big club, which would get a standing O from the rest of the PCL.
For now, we have a new ace in the person of Mikolas who has reeled off five straight GSs in the 60s. That is quite a feat and rarely pulled off by the best of pitchers. This must be surprising as hell to those who questioned his signing over the winter, myself included. File this under the: “you never know” dept.May 11, 2018 at 9:51 am #51733
Sounds like CMart will only miss one start so that is good news.May 11, 2018 at 3:45 pm #51755wagee12Participant
LOL, hey there colhusker, have you ever heard of Miles Mikolas? He is only 5-0, with five quality starts, 35 Ks, only three walks and a superb ERA of 2.51. Must not be good enough to qualify as a bright spot, right?May 16, 2018 at 9:15 am #52580stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
Cmart is not likely to be back this weekend, per Matheny last night. Sounds like Gant is going to get the start.May 16, 2018 at 12:24 pm #52619
I don’t know why I get angry at the fact the Cardinals lie about injuries but I do. *shake my head*
So, Carlos Martinez will get another MRI on his right side tomorrow. Sometimes, lat injuries can linger a month or more.
— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) May 16, 2018May 17, 2018 at 4:47 pm #52799
Neither Mike Matheny nor John Mozeliak offered much of an update on Carlos Martinez, other than that he underwent another MRI today. No results were shared. The club is preparing for John Gant to start Saturday.
— Joe Trezza (@JoeTrezz) May 17, 2018May 17, 2018 at 4:49 pm #52803
This is the injury we really need to worry about. If he misses a significant portion of the Summer we are in big trouble.May 17, 2018 at 4:58 pm #52805
Well, you would get a big dose of Flaherty and Reyes. That is for sure.
FWIW, I am not a doctor and I am not one who gets all over the team medical people. I don’t even stay at Holiday Inn Express. However, anyone who is even a casual observer of baseball knows that if an lat injury is bad enough to put a player on the DL, he seems pretty likely to miss more than one start. I am not calling them liars, but this kind of diagnosis stretches their credibility.
Here is an excellent writeup on lat injuries, ironically from MLB.
Grade 1 mild – 2-3 weeks out
Grade 2 moderate – at least a month
Grade 3 full tear – surgery – a year
The worst thing they could do is rush him back, only to re-injure it. A second opinion/MRI situation suggests the news in the first may not have been good – or fully believed.May 18, 2018 at 5:07 pm #53002May 19, 2018 at 2:00 am #53115
LMBO management goes from “expecting one missed start” to now possibly 4 or so. Typical.May 19, 2018 at 1:51 pm #53174
Sounds he could be back around the same time as Reyes arrives. That will be interesting.May 19, 2018 at 1:57 pm #53175
At this rate, there will be another five or six guys on the DL by then.May 28, 2018 at 7:26 pm #54234May 29, 2018 at 8:44 am #54259thejagerParticipantPaid - Annual
So are we going to go to a 6 man or does Weaver get sent down to work some things out?May 29, 2018 at 10:00 am #54273
Why not move to long relief instead? Of course, then he would still have Martinez at first base, which IMO was a major reason he failed Monday.May 29, 2018 at 10:04 am #54277
Weaver is obviously the odd man out. Our bullpen could definitely use his arm so I hope they choose that path instead of Memphis but they have indicated they want to keep guys like Gant stretched out in case of further injuries so that might apply to Weaver also.
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