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Cardinals’ Stephen Piscotty, Dexter Fowler exit Thursday’s game with injuries

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The Cardinals lost a pair of outfielders, at least temporarily, as both exited Thursday’s game against the Brewers with injuries. Per Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports, Piscotty strained his left hamstring running out a ground out and Fowler strained his shoulder during a diving catch attempt.

The Cardinals should provide updates on both players either during the game or shortly after it concludes. Piscotty was 0-for-2 and Fowler was 1-for-2 with a two-run triple. Greg Garcia replaced Fowler in the leadoff spot, playing shortstop and Jose Martinez replaced Piscotty in the second spot in the lineup, playing right field. Aldmys Diaz moved from shortstop to left field and Randal Grichuk moved from left field to center field.

Yusmeiro Petit pitched shortly after his mother passed away on Monday

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Athletics reliever Yusmeiro Petit found out his mother passed away on Monday prior to his team’s game against the Rangers, Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News reports. Petit decided to pitch anyway, turning 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball, limiting the Rangers to just one hit.

Manager Bob Melvin said, “I was amazed. Didn’t expect it.”

It’s admirable — though certainly not expected — when a player pitches shortly after suffering a personal loss. Some people like adhering to their routine while grieving.

Petit was added to the bereavement list on Tuesday. He will spend some time away from the team for the funeral. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Petit family.