I just put the pic of Bernadina in his uniform up so that the post will still look nice and fancy on the iPad app. And because I don’t have the rights to use the photo of Bernadina from this morning that just got put up over at the Washington Post. Click through to look at it. I’ll wait.
There was a time when a dude showing up to spring training looking like Roger Bernadina does would cause everyone to get suspicious. I’m not suspicious, though. Just curious. And most of that curiosity is about where in the hell Bernadina is going to find shirts that fit him this year.
The Cardinals placed starter Michael Wacha on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. Wacha suffered the strain during the fourth inning of yesterday’s start with the Phillies.
It sounds like it was a severe strain, with Wacha saying yesterday that he had trouble breathing it hurt so bad. That suggests an extended time on the disabled list. As it is, most guys who suffer strained obliques miss at least a month.
John Gant was called up from Memphis to take Wacha’s place on the roster. He, Daniel Poncedeleon, Dakota Hudson or some combination of the three are likely to see the most time filling in. Not that they can necessarily replace him. Wacha is 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA and a 71/36 K/BB ratio in 84.1 innings across 15 starts this season with St. Louis, and his innings will be missed.