After only seven pitches into his start on Friday, Carlos Martinez walked to the locker room, covering his face with his little, red glove. The question burned in the back of everyone's throat like that first shot of tequila on Friday night out: Are these the last pitches Carlos will throw this season?
Unfortunately, after an MRI on Saturday, that question was answered in the affirmative.
Clearly, this is devastating news for Carlos on a personal level as he was enjoying a breakout season as a starter, and is depressing news for the Cardinals as they try to head to the postseason with one of the team's top arms tied behind its back. But it is heartbreaking for you, dear readers. Not only has your favorite team been dealt a crushing blow, but now your favorite player will not been seen on game's largest stage. It sucks.
But, together we can get through this and here is how.
Step 1: Get ice cream. I suggest Ben and Jerry's chocoalte therapy, but this is totally your choice.
Step 2: Eat ice cream.
Step 3: Listen to this:
what else is going on in baseball...
- Path to Postseason: Next up for clinching Mets | MLB.com
- Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia know that a team that slides together, scores together | MLB.com
- 5 phenomenal facts about Evan Gattis' surprising 10-triple season | MLB.com
- Stop the presses, because Aaron Altherr just managed to pull off an inside-the-park grand slam | MLB.com
- Statcast highlights Mookie Betts Aaron Altherr | MLB.com
- Trout's amazing defense | MLB.com
- The final farewell from former Oakland greats. | Sports on Earth
what the cardinals are up to...
- Adam Wainwright And The 17 Stages Of Grief | Viva El Birdos
- Carlos Martinez To Miss Rest Of Season | MLB Trade Rumors
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the pittsburgh pirates
- The Cardinals-Pirates series will be one to watch this week. | Sports on Earth
- How They Were Built: Pittsburgh Pirates | MLB Trade Rumors
- A Pittsburgh Pirates community | Bucs Dugout
the nl central
- The Cubs threw themselves a slightly belated and very enthusiastic clinch celebration | MLB.com
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