Print your “Injured Cardinals Pitcher BINGO” cards today
Per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals are doubtful that Jaime Garcia will make his next scheduled start after he returned to St. Louis on Wednesday morning to have his left shoulder examined (again) for a possible injury. This comes after Garcia had one MRI scan on May 30th and missed a previous start despite all results coming back “clean”.
Garcia isn’t the first subject of a dodgy Cardinals injury evaluation. There’s Mark Mulder, Chris Carpenter, Brad Penny and oh, Chris Carpenter. And that’s just naming a few. Maybe the Cardinals brass and team doctors know the grim nature of these injuries from their onset but are afraid to accurate characterize their magnitude to a passionate fan base. Who the hell knows, really.
One thing is for certain: the information that they share with the public is about as reliable as Scott Spiezio as a designated driver. As such, we’ve decided to have a little fun with St. Louis press conference where injuries are discussed.
We call it “Pitcher Injury BINGO”.