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St. Louis Cardinals Place Pitcher Jack Flaherty on 10 – Day Injured List

Introduction

On Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 the St. Louis Cardinals have decided to place their veteran right – handed ace starting pitcher, Jack Flaherty, on the 10 – day injured list due to a left oblique strain that he recently suffered. This move was first considered to be a precautionary decision by the St. Louis Cardinals in order not to aggravate this minor issue with Flaherty, but after further evaluating Jack’s left oblique it became apparent to the medical staff of the St. Louis Cardinals that this is a serious strain / tear that they are currently dealing with.

Jack is the St. Louis Cardinals best as well as their most reliable starting pitcher. Hopefully for both Flaherty and the St. Louis Cardinals he will only miss a couple of starts, and then he can rejoin their ball club on the mound at 100 % health. Currently the St. Louis Cardinals trail the red – hot Chicago Cubs in the standings for the National League Central division of Major League Baseball.

Injury Left Oblique

During a game on Memorial Day on Monday, May 31st, 2021 featuring the St. Louis Cardinals versus the Los Angeles Dodgers from Dodger Stadium located in Los Angeles, California, the starter on the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals, Flaherty, had to leave the game due to discomfort as well as tightness in his left side. The Los Angeles Dodgers ended up defeating the crumbling St. Louis Cardinals last Monday night with a final score of 9 to 4.

Although Jack had to exit the ball game earlier than expected last Monday night, he did have one of his best starts of the young 2021 Major League Baseball season. Prior to his exit the hard throwing right – hander recorded his season – high 9 strikeouts and only 1 walk. Flaherty eventually gave up just 2 runs off of 2 hits against Jack’s favorite Major League ball club growing up as a child in Burbank, California.

Flaherty is currently carrying an overall record of 8 and 1 over the course of his first handful of starts during the 2021 MLB season. So far this year Jack has an earned run average of 2.90 to go along with his 67 punch – outs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have called up the right – handed pitcher Johan Oviedo from their Triple – A affiliate in Memphis, Tennessee, and he is now active for the St. Louis Cardinals battle versus the LA Dodgers.

Media Statements

"(Jack Flaherty’s injury and time on the injured list is) more just to be safe and get it checked out. It's not a minimal situation," says the St. Louis Cardinals’ manager Mike Shildt during the course of his pregame media availability on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021. "It's a real strain/tear."

Flaherty’s Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • Named to the All – MLB Second Team back in 2019.

Current MLB Standings (as of Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021)

American League East

Tampa Bay Rays 35 – 21 0 Games Behind

Boston Red Sox 32 – 22 2 Games Behind

New York Yankees 30 – 25 4.5 Games Behind

Toronto Blue Jays 28 – 25 5.5 Games Behind

Baltimore Orioles 18 – 37 16.5 Games Behind

American League Central

Chicago White Sox 33 – 22 0 Games Behind

Cleveland Indians 30 – 24 2.5 Games Behind

Kansas City Royals 27 – 26 5 Games Behind

Detroit Tigers 23 – 32 10 Games Behind

Minnesota Twins 22 – 32 10.5 Games Behind

American League West

Oakland Athletics 32 – 25 0 Games Behind

Houston Astros 30 – 24 0.5 Games Behind

Seattle Mariners 28 – 28 3.5 Games Behind

Los Angeles Angels 25 – 30 6 Games Behind

Texas Rangers 22 – 34 9.5 Games Behind

National League East

New York Mets 26 – 21 0 Games Behind

Atlanta Braves 25 – 27 3.5 Games Behind

Philadelphia Phillies 26 – 29 4 Games Behind

Miami Marlins 24 – 29 5 Games Behind

Washington Nationals 22 – 29 6 Games Behind

National League Central

Chicago Cubs 32 – 23 0 Games Behind

St. Louis Cardinals 31 – 24 1 Games Behind

Milwaukee Brewers 29 – 26 3 Games Behind

Cincinnati Reds 24 – 29 7 Games Behind

Pittsburgh Pirates 20 – 34 11.5 Games Behind

National League West

San Francisco Giants 34 – 21 0 Games Behind

San Diego Padres 34 – 23 1 Games Behind

Los Angeles Dodgers 32 – 23 2 Games Behind

Colorado Rockies 21 – 34 13 Games Behind

Arizona Diamondbacks 20 – 36 14.5 Games Behind

Odds to Win the MLB 2021 World Series

According to Bovada sportsbook below are the odds to win the MLB 2021 World Series as of Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021. Currently the St. Louis Cardinals have the 11th highest odds to win it all for this exciting 162 game regular season of Major League Baseball in addition to the 2021 MLB playoffs.

Team                                       Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers               +300
San Diego Padres                    +650
New York Yankees                  +750
Chicago White Sox                  +900
New York Mets                        +900
Houston Astros                       +1600
Tampa Bay Rays                     +1700
Oakland Athletics                   +1800
Boston Red Sox                      +1800
Atlanta Braves                        +2000
St. Louis Cardinals                 +2200
Toronto Blue Jays                   +2200
Milwaukee Brewers                +2500
Chicago Cubs                         +3300
San Francisco Giants              +3800
Cleveland Indians                   +3800
Philadelphia Phillies                +4500
Minnesota Twins                     +6600
Los Angeles Angels                 +6600
Cincinnati Reds                       +7500
Kansas City Royals                +8000
Washington Nationals             +8000
Miami Marlins                          +8000
Seattle Mariners                     +12500
Texas Rangers                        +30000
Baltimore Orioles                    +50000
Arizona Diamondbacks           +50000
Pittsburgh Pirates                    +50000
Colorado Rockies                    +50000
Detroit Tigers                          +50000

 

Sources:

“St. Louis Cardinals send right-hander Jack Flaherty to 10-day IL with oblique strain”, espn.com, June 1, 2021.

“Jack Flaherty”, baseball-reference.com, June 2, 2021.

“MLB Standings 2021”, espn.com, June 2, 2021.

“United States, MLB Futures, MLB 2021 World Series: To Win Outright”, bovada.lv, June 2, 2021.


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