3 ugly moments in St. Louis Cardinals series with Cubs

Miranda Remaklus
ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 25: Starter Miles Mikolas #39 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on June 25, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 25: Starter Miles Mikolas #39 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on June 25, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images) /
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ST. LOUIS, MO – JUNE 26: Jack Flaherty #22 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on June 26, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO – JUNE 26: Jack Flaherty #22 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on June 26, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images) /

Jack Flaherty’s outing

Jack Flaherty’s mantra has always been “Don’t Think.” The Cardinals pitcher was definitely doing a lot of thinking in his two innings of work Sunday as he just looked out of sync. In those two innings, he gave up a hit and two walks, while striking out two and inducing five swings and misses.

The final out of his second inning of work was outstanding. After getting Christopher Morel to strike out, he was able to get Rafael Ortega to ground out to second baseman Nolan Gorman to Paul Goldschmidt.

Flaherty left the game after the second inning with right shoulder tightness. This is just disappointing news. After the game, manager Oli Marmol told the media that Flaherty was experiencing a dead arm sensation.

While the team said they are being cautionary, it remains concerning considering his past issues with this arm. The starting rotation desperately needed him back at full strength. It seems the team can not just hope for a miracle now as they have been known to do. They must get some additional help. Immediately!

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