Luke Weaver has had a decent year for the St. Louis Cardinals, trying to repeatedly find his footing after several false starts. In 23 starts, Weaver has posted a 4.66 ERA and a 6-10 record--not what you want, but a positive step in durability from the youngster.
As the Cardinals fight for a Wild Card spot, however, Weaver's excuse for missing his scheduled start against the Royals on Sunday has got to have St. Louis fans feeling a bit miffed.
After all, can you come up with an injury any lamer than this?
Apparently Weaver cut his finger on aluminum foil while opening a food tray in the clubhouse, and interim manager Mike Shildt didn't want to push it, saying, "
Of course, it was the index finger on his pitching hand. Certainly an untimely injury, but are you serious?
Tyson Ross will start for the #STLCards today. Luke Weaver has been scratched due to a cut on his finger.— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) August 12, 2018
It's more the circumstance that's overwhelmingly lame rather than the actual injury itself. Finger cuts are no joke. But they are when they come from literal foil.
I saw what happened with Luke Weaver, this past weekend I, too cut myself on aluminum foil, on pans like these, they're dangerous if you're not careful, don't worry @DreamWeava7, I feel your pain, literally. pic.twitter.com/i9OadWNW6I— LaKeena McGee (@KeenaMcGee) August 14, 2018
Can't be handling foil on game day. You know this.