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John Gast throws a pitch in a game against the Dodgers on May 25.
Stats: N/A, Currently on DL
Lefty John Gast strained his back on May 25, and has yet to begin throwing again. According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold, Gast’s injury is expected to keep him sidelined for four weeks, possibly six.
Gast exited after the first inning in the Cardinals’ 5-2 loss to the Dodgers on May 25. According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, it was apparent Gast wasn’t right from the start.
“[My back] just wasn’t getting real loose in the bullpen,” Gast said, courtesy of MLB.com. “And then it got worse out there on the mound.”
Manager Mike Matheny said he could tell something was wrong with his left-handed starter by noticing a drop in his velocity.
“Something was wrong,” Matheny said, courtesy of MLB.com. “In between starts, I even watched him throw his ‘pen; he looked pretty good in San Diego. Sometimes these guys don’t feel good, they start pitching and figure it out or it loosens it up. He just had trouble getting it going.”