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for the birds
The Cardinals will need to redo their rotation now that ace Jack Flaherty will be sidelined for the time being, which manager Mike Schildt termed a “critical” oblique injury.
Flaherty, who leads the Majors with eight wins, left on Monday night with a tightness on his left side against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Schildt said St. Louis was still trying to determine the grade of Flaherty’s injury, but added that it would take a while to heal.
“It’s not a minimalist situation. It’s a real strain or tear,” Schildt said Tuesday.
Flaherty is 8-1 this season with a 2.90 ERA, and the Cardinals are 9-2 in the game they started. It is the first time in Flaherty’s five big league seasons that he is on the injured list.
Schildt said he is still evaluating how to adjust his rotation. Flaherty’s next start was against Cincinnati on Saturday.
St. Louis placed Flaherty on 10-day IL and called up Johan Oviedo from Triple-A Memphis.
Two more big names, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Stephen Strasbourg, are hoping to avoid a prolonged injury following Tuesday night’s injury.
Tatis crashed out of the Cubs’ 4-3 loss to San Diego due to a right oblique tightness. He got out in the sixth inning and was replaced at shortstop in the lower half.
Padres manager Jayce Tingler was encouraged after the game by Tatis’ strength and range of motion, and the hopeful star slugger would avoid the injured list.
“I think it’s too early to tell,” Tingler said. “I’m optimistic that maybe we caught something bad before it happened. But sometimes you wake up, things are different.”
Strasbourg led Washington’s 11–6 win over Atlanta after throwing 30 pitches in 1 1/3 innings. National manager Dave Martinez said the right-handed batsman, who was on the injured list with shoulder swelling from April 15 to May 21, had a re-stiffness in his pitching shoulder. Strasbourg will have an MRI on Wednesday.
“He’s disappointed, but I want to make sure we do the right thing for him and for us,” Martinez said.
Toronto rookie Alec Manoah faced Miami in his second career start after a stellar league debut at Yankee Stadium last Thursday when he hit two hits in six innings in a 2-0 win against New York Gave permission. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound, 2019 first-round draft pick hit seven and walked two in the 88-pitch outing.
Pablo López (1-3, 2.71 ERA) pitched for the Marlins against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays. On Tuesday night, Guerrero delivered a career-best four hits, including his major league-leading 17th home run, as the Blue Jays celebrated their makeshift Buffalo home run with a 5-1 win over Miami.
The Blue Jays are unable to play in Toronto for a second consecutive season due to Canadian health restrictions due to COVID-19.
remembering the iron horse
Major League Baseball held its first Lou Gehrig Day, with teams wearing commemorative patches bearing the “4-ALS” logo on their uniforms and ballparks.
Gehrig, the Hall of Famer who wore jersey number 4, took over as the starting first baseman for the New York Yankees on June 2, 1925, beginning a series of 2,130 consecutive games that earned him “The Iron Horse”. Named after.
Gehrig died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on June 2, 1941, at the age of 37.
A video narrated by Cal Ripken, who broke Gehrig’s record by playing 2,632 straight games, will be shown on scoreboards and first-ball celebrations and will feature an ALS theme by the national anthem singers.
Nick Castellanos could extend his 18-game hitting streak when the Reds host Philadelphia.
Castellanos doubled and singled on Tuesday night as Cincinnati was beaten 17-3 by the Phils. He leads the Major with a .361 batting average.
The San Francisco Giants will support Pride Month on the field and in their uniforms and hats.
When they host the Cubs at Oracle Park this Saturday, the Giants will sport the Pride colors in the SF logo on their game caps along with a Pride patch on the right sleeve of their uniforms — making them the first major league team to do so.
“Very proud that the San Francisco Giants are taking this step. Very proud to be a part of it,” said manager Gabe Kapler. “Looking forward to the impact and support we can provide to the LGBTQ+ community. “
The 11 colors depicted in the new Pride logo are: red (life); orange (treatment); yellow (sunlight); green (nature); blue (peace); Violet (spirit); and black and brown for people of LGBTQ+ color. Light blue, pink and white represent people who are transgender.
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