Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez (shoulder) will be shut down for the remainder of the season with a shoulder strain. Martinez will miss one start in the regular season, but he will also sit out the playoffs because of it as well. It's unclear how exactly the Cardinals will adjust the rotation for the loss, but the injury will likely impact the team's postseason rotation plans.
Cardinals young hurler Carlos Martinez left Friday's game after seven pitches with right shoulder tightness. His removal is being labeled as precautionary, but the team will have Martinez looked over by the medical staff Saturday before determining his availability for his final regular-season start. Martinez faced just two batters, giving up a double and recording one out, before being replaced by Tyler Lyons.
Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez left Friday's game against the Brewers after throwing just seven pitches, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. It wasn't obvious what was ailing Martinez, but the right-hander was replaced in the top of the first after giving up a ground rule double to Scooter Gennett and getting Logan Schafer to fly out. Martinez's success has been one of the better stories of the season, and it would be a significant blow to the Cardinals if this turned out to be anything serious.
Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez registered his 14th win of the season Sunday against the Cubs, allowing two runs in 6 2/3 innings and striking out six. Martinez ran into some serious trouble in the third inning, loading the bases with Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant up to bat, but he was able to limit the damage to two runs scored. Some later trouble in the eighth inning endangered his win, but the Cardinals were able to induce a double play and a strikeout to get the win.
Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez took a no-decision, but was dominant Tuesday against the Brewers, as he allowed just one run on four hits and two walks over eight innings. He also struck out nine. Martinez had allowed at least three runs over his past eight starts, a span in which he owned a 5.16 ERA and saw his season mark jump from 2.34 to 3.12. Martinez was back to his All-Star form Tuesday, as his nine strikeouts tied his second-best mark of the season.