Kyle Lohse Pulled after Two Innings

In Simmons' FootstepsContributor IJune 4, 2009

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Starting pitcher Kyle Lohse #26 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws against the Houston Astros on April 12, 2009 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Cardinals beat the Astros 3-0.  (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Kyle Lohse allowed one earned in two innings of work Wednesday night. Lohse left after Cardinal trainer Barry Weinberg visited the mound in the top of the third.

"Kyle was experiencing a burning sensation in his forearm," said team officials.

Keep in mind that Lohse had been hit by a pitch last week, and was forced to miss his scheduled start Tuesday night.

Lohse's pitches appeared to be missing high, and his last pitch nearly flew over catcher Yadier Molina's head.

BLAKE'S TAKE: The last thing the Cardinals need is another injured pitcher. Rumors have flown around about Joel Pineiro potentially being placed on the DL with acute back spasms. Another pitcher on the disabled list would require GM John Mozeliak to promote a pitcher from Class AAA, or acquire one from elsewhere.

Tom Glavine was recently released by the Braves, and should definitely receive some attention from the Cardinal Front Office. Mitchell Boggs is also another possibility to potentially take over in a temporary pitching role. Boggs has already made four starts for the Cardinals this year.

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