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Derrick Goold Talks Grichuk’s Elbow, Expects Lynn to Bounce Back

Brendan Marks, Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:59:00 GMT

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch joined The Ryan Kelley Morning After on Tuesday to talk several Cardinals topics, including

We typed up a few excerpts from the interview, which you can listen to by clicking below.

On status of Jason Heyward, who left last night’s game with a tight hamstring:

“He was removed with this previously and it had to do with a cramping, dehydration symptom. He was stretching a lot during that first at-bat. He just had real difficulty getting that hamstring to free up on him. This could be (related to the previous dehydration incident). They’re obviously goint to be careful with him.”

On Randal Grichuk’s elbow injury:

“The ligament is the golden thread of the elbow, and if that snaps, you’re talking about a longer absence like a pitcher. You’re into a situation…like Albert Pujols was when he had that ligament torn in that elbow and was playing left field and the shortstop had to come get the ball. That was one of the reasons he moved to first base. The concern here with Grichuk that if the muscle tear in the arm isn’t addressed, it would put additional strain on the ligament and it would go. That’s the worst case scenario for them.”

On Matt Adams’ recovery:

“He’s still running with restrictor plates, if you will. He’s got to do that and do that several times. And not just straight running. He’s got to do all those things and then do it again. By going to Jupiter, it allows him to participate in games…before running him out there with a caution flag.”

On Brandon Moss’ struggles:

“It was only right after the All-Star Break that his doctor cleared him to build up the strength in his legs. He felt he did not have the power in his swing because he didn’t have the strength in his legs. For a hitter…it’s clear a lot of the power comes from the base. A guy like him is going to generate a lot of his power from his legs. He’s strengthening on the go.”

Here’s the complete segment:

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