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Cardinal Injuries

Just as it seemed our roster was being restored with players returning to the team from the DL, not one, not two, but three players go down.

Yadi at the Cubs game in Chicago he made a sweep to tag the runner out at home.  He did.  And in the process partly tore his thumb tendon.  They said he'd be out for a week.  A week later, they say the rest of the regular season (which ends Oct. 4).

So basically who knows?

Martinez at the Brewers game last Friday, he pitched 7 pitches before he was removed from the game.  Reporters were saying he would be our ace of the post season.  He's out for the rest of this year.


Piscotty rewind to two weeks ago at the Cards/Cubs game.  The Cubs fan in front of us turned around to ask some questions about Piscotty.  She said he's her least favorite Cards player because he's so good.  He's a rookie who the Cardinals brought up in July and he's been on fire.  Last night I was listening to the radio broadcast when Piscotty and Bourjos both went for a fly ball in the outfield.  They collided.  Bourjos said they couldn't hear each other (the game was pretty intense and in Pittsburgh).  After Bourjos quickly showed he caught the ball, he frantically waved for the medical staff to come to Piscotty.  At this point, all I could think is who cares who wins, this is just a game.  Piscotty's a kid.  He's a rookie.

The update this morning is he suffered a contusion (which I'm not quite sure what that means), but some players were worried he was paralyzed.  His head apparently hit Bourjos's knee.  So at least he's not.  There remains a lot of questions, but at the moment I just want him to be okay.

(see a recap on espn)

This game brought the Cardinals magic number to clinch the National League Central Division title to two and we can take the look as winning it for Piscotty.  But it really brings to attention that it is just a game.

And then.  And then.  There's this: Wainwright May Return!  And Piscotty may be cleared to play this weekend!


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