During last night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Allen Craig left the game with an injured left ankle.
Craig who departed from last night’s game against Cincinnati while attempting to round first base, will not play in today’s series finale.
“It scared me because my foot has never bent like that before. I tried to walk it off because it was a little sore. It’s still sore. We’ll figure out the extent of it tomorrow. Hope it’s good.” Allen Craig told MLBlogs.com
Although it’s only by one game, the St. Louis Cardinals are in a spot they are not familiar with. They are currently trailing the Pittsburgh Pirates in the division with under a month left. The Cardinals are hoping the injury isn’t too severe as they do open up a weekend series with the Pirates after they visit the Cincinnati Reds.
Speaking of the series with the Pirates, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, starting pitcher Michael Wacha will be limited to 100 pitches on Saturday when he takes the mound against the Pirates.
Wacha was pulled from his start after 80 pitches against the Cincinnati Reds despite throwing six shutout frames. The 22 year old righty will carry a 3.20 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 40/11 K/BB ratio into his start on Saturday.