Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez departs with injury
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez left his start Monday night against Colorado in the fifth inning with a right shoulder strain.
Martinez was activated from the disabled list prior to the game after missing a start with a strained right oblique. He struck out nine batters, walked one, and allowed two runs on four hits before departing with runners on first and third base with two outs.
Interim manager Mike Shildt and trainer Chris Conroy briefly visited with Martinez and catcher Yadier Molina before making the decision to remove Martinez from the game.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Monday, July 30, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Right-hander Daniel Poncedeleon, who threw seven hitless innings in his major league debut last Monday, replaced Martinez.
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St. Louis Cardinals trainer Chris Conroy, right, talks with starting pitcher Carlos Martinez as Martinez leaves a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning Monday, July 30, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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