The St. Louis Cardinals should seriously consider whether they should ever host another “Star Wars Night” at the ballpark after the results on August 7th.
They lost the game. They almost lost another pitcher. Another pitcher stepped in on short notice and the rotation is now in shambles. The Force was not strong with this one.
Read more about Star Wars Night and which Cardinals match up with Star Wars characters over at CardsConclave.
The conundrum now comes due to the fact that the Cardinals dodged a bullet. It now appears that Shelby Miller, after taking a line drive off his pitching elbow on the second pitch of the game, will not be headed to the disabled list and may not even miss a scheduled start. That’s good news.
But it leaves the team in a pinch.
The Cardinals promoted Carlos Martinez to make the start tonight in place of Jake Westbrook, who admirably took over the game from Miller yesterday. They have also promoted Sam Freeman while sending Brock P...