The man is 30 yrs old...that's 35 in Dominican years. His age is showing.
I don't see Penny and Lohse as huge losses because they really just aren't that great. However, I think Freese and Ludwick were big losses. Freese was having a great season as a young guy. Ludwick drives in near a hundred runs ever since he broke through with them. Having to play Felo at 3rd hurts the Cards because of his defense. With that said, I agree with texasdave. Both of these teams have been pretty fortunate when it comes to injuries this year. Players for every team will always get injured. It's just part of sports. As long as I never have to see a player like Robbie Hummel get hurt for my team ever again I will be happy.
Robbie Hummel plays basketball for Purdue. You are thinking of Tim "Thug Life" Hummel.
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