Found May 25, 2013 on
Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land:
When it rains, it pours.
According to Jennifer Langosch, the Cardinals pitching staff took another hit tonight when John Gast had to leave the game, after facing just 6 hitters, due to shoulder tightness.
As if that wasn't enough, Jennifer Langosch also reported that Jake Westbrook will likely get a second opinion on his ailing shoulder next week, most likely with Dr. James Andrews. That's never a good sign.
Finally, to top it off, Jennifer reported that the Cardinals are "backing off" Chris Carpenter's throwing program as he didn't feel as good after his last bullpen session.
With Gast likely heading to the DL, Westbrook likely needing longer to rehab his elbow and Carpenter likely needing more time for his comeback, it appears that the Cardinals may have no other choice than to turn to Michael Wacha.
If Gast's injury is short term in nature, the Cards may be able to make due with someone like Joe Kelly or Seth Maness filling in for a start or ...
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St. Louis Cardinals right-handed starting pitcher Chris
Carpenter had been making solid progress in his return from thoracic outlet
syndrome in his throwing shoulder. However, the Cardinals are slowing Carpenter
down after his arm didn’t respond well following a recent bullpen session,
according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.
Carpenter was initially scheduled to face...
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The St. Louis Cardinals had hoped that Jake Westbrook would only need a stay on the 15-day disabled list but trouble with the right handers elbow has his return in doubt.
Westbrook played catch on Friday and said he felt fine but Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that he will get a second opinion on his elbow, likely from Dr. James Andrews.
On the season Westbrook...
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The injuries to the rotation of the St. Louis Cardinals continued on Saturday night. On Sunday the team placed left hander John Gast on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left shoulder.
Gast lasted only one inning in his start against the Dodgers due to tightness in the shoulder.
It is currently unclear the extent of the injury but is not good news for a Cardinals...
St. Louis starter John Gast has left the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the bottom of the second inning.
The Cardinals say Gast has tightness in his left shoulder. The rookie left-hander was trying to improve on his 2-0 record. He faced six batters on Saturday at Dodger Stadium, and left with the score tied 1-all.
Gast threw 24 pitches, allowing one hit and one run. He...
Following the path carved by Jaime Garcia this year, Jake Westbrook is having trouble getting healthy. He will even pay a visit to Dr. James Andrews much like Garcia did before he had to undergo season-ending surgery. That may not be the ultimate outcome for Westbrook, but the visit to Dr. Andrews is concerning.
Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Westbrook thinks...
Michael Wacha, the 19th overall pick just one summer ago, may be on his way to the majors to fill in for injured Cardinals’ pitchers. Jake Westbrook, Jaime Garcia, and most recently, John Gast, have all hit the DL as Cardinals’ starting pitchers this season. The prospect’s debut should be this Thursday, with a turn in the rotation currently empty.Fantasy Play: Pick Wacha up...
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What a boost this would be. Chris Carpenter, yes the same Carpenter who essentially announced his retirement without actually doing so, may pitch again. And he may do so this year. Carpenter has been working out and there is a chance he rejoins the St. Louis Cardinals rotation by July.
Scott Miller of CBS Sports says Carpenter has been throwing "rigorous bullpens"...
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Matt Carpenter drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single and Pete Kozma hit a three-run double against Clayton Kershaw, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday in the rubber game of their series.
The Cardinals improved the major league's best record to 32-17 and increased their NL Central lead over Cincinnati to 1 1/2 games...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Carpenter drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single and Pete Kozma hit a three-run double against Clayton Kershaw, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday in the rubber game of their series.
The Cardinals improved the major league's best record to 32-17 and increased their NL Central lead over Cincinnati...