The St. Louis Cardinals managed an important 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. In the process, they cut their magic number two to clinch a third straight National League Central Division title.
Piscotty was motionless on the ground in left-center field for several minutes after Bourjos' knee struck Piscotty’s head as the two tried for a diving catch. Bourjos made the catch as Piscotty fell to the grass. He was carted off the field and taken to the hospital with a head contusion. Though tests were negative, Piscotty was to be held overnight for observation.
In other injury news, catcher Yadier Molina's injured left thumb is not ready so he will remain out of action for at least the remainder of the regular season. Molina suffered a ligament tear in the thumb on September 20 and hoped that he would be cleared to play. Instead, a hand specialist will re-evaluate him in another week.
Pitcher Adam Wainwright, who tore his left Achilles tendon in April, could be ready to work out of the bullpen as early as Wednesday after completing a third round of pitching to live batters on Monday.
Piscotty was released from the hospital with facial contusions, but no fractures. He is expected to be able to play again before the regular season is out. Wainwright will be activated for the rescheduled double-header in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
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