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Cardinals Jack Flaherty Exits With Troubling Injury

Adam Taylor McKillop
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty exited Monday's game with a worrisome potential injury.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty exited Monday's game with a worrisome potential injury. / Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images
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There was some question marks raised after St. Louis Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty exited Monday's loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers after only 5.0 innings of work. After all, he had only surrendered two earned runs on 83 pitches.

Unfortunately, there is some potential evidence of concern after Cardinals beat reporter Derrick S. Goold revealed that Flaherty exited with tightness in his left side.

There are no further updates to this point, however, this was Flaherty's shortest start of the 2021 campaign in terms of pitches thrown.

In his fifth season in St. Louis, this has by far been Flaherty's best. He's posted a league-leading 8-1 overall record to the tune of a 2.90 ERA in 11 starts. The 25-year-old starting pitcher has been a key to St. Louis' success this season as the team is off to a 30-24 start. St. Louis even sat in first-place in the NL Central until this past weekend, when the Chicago Cubs jumped them by 0.5 games.

Currently, the Cardinals own the best odds (+120) to win the NL Central, according to the latest MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.


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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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