Originally Posted by MikeThierry
Why would you rip Matheny and the Cards medical staff for not knowing about an injury when there was no evidence of the injury? Is Mike Matheny supposed to be clairvoyant?
I don't mind a pitcher trying to pitch through an injury. However, I think it's a different situation when a pitcher is hiding their injury and it isn't known to the club. Someone mentioned it earlier about Chris Carpenter pitching through an injury. I would still question the Cardinals pitching an injured Chris Carpenter out there but at the same time, Carpenter doesn't hide his injuries. This allows the club to have other viable options available if there is a sign of trouble.
I don't see the issue with team mates and the GM being angry in this situation.
Because from what I read, Garcia wasn't sure himself what was going on. Regardless, to throw this kind of internal stuff out there in the press is bush league, especially in the middle of the playoffs. Besides throwing your teammate under the bus, you also have the possibility of management covering their respective hind ends. Of course, I'm sure there are 100 reasons why this is exactly how a team should handle this situation in the "We Invented the Game" Cardinals Handbook.