With a two-run lead in the ninth inning, the St. Louis Cardinals turned to closer Jordan Hicks to nail it down. Unfortunately, after getting the first two outs of the inning, Hicks left the game with an apparent injury.
The severity of this mystery injury remains unknown at this point in time. Left-hander Tyler Webb entered the game to attempt to grab the final out and capture a series win.
Hicks, a flame-throwing righty, is the Cardinals closer and not someone you can easily replace, as his fastball sits in the upper-90s and routinely touches 100 mph.
In 28 appearances before Saturday, Hicks owned a 2.96 ERA and had 29 strikeouts over 27.1 innings. Before leaving the ballgame, Hicks had allowed a solo home run to Justin Upton in the eighth inning.
Per the postgame diagnosis, Hicks has elbow tendinitis; ideally, the initial tests have caught the full scope of the issue.
Get well soon! The Cards have games to close.