St. Louis Cardinals’ Tommy Pham Removed From Game

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Oct 9, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals pinch hitter Thomas Pham (60) runs the bases after hitting a homer during the eighth inning of game one of the NLDS against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 9, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals pinch hitter Thomas Pham (60) runs the bases after hitting a homer during the eighth inning of game one of the NLDS against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /
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The St. Louis Cardinals have the injury bug biting them already. They have had to remove one of their young outfielders from the game.

Tommy Pham has been removed from the St. Louis Cardinals’ game for precautionary reasons after he felt some tightness in his oblique. According to John Mozeliak this is something that he felt during batting practice and thought he could play through. This is not good news for the Cardinals as they are trying to avoid a repeat of last year where injuries were the theme.

Pham just can’t catch a break as he has struggled with injuries throughout his career, and he has felt the bite of the injury bug at the worst time of his career, as he finally is getting a chance to prove himself at the major league level.

The Cardinals do have some help on the roster, as Jeremy Hazelbaker is on the roster as the 5th outfielder. However, this does hurt the Cardinals’ ability to be able to play a good left-handed pitcher lineup with Pham in left and Holliday at first.

Hopefully, this is not something that is a long-term injury and is something that he can recover rather quickly from. The Cardinals cannot struggle with the injury bug this year and get away with it as the Cubs and Pirates will not let them.

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We will update this with more information when we hear more. Enjoy the game Cards fans!

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