Shelby Miller‘s start Wednesday night was over as soon as it began.
On his second pitch of the ballgame, the Cardinals right-hander was struck in the elbow of his throwing arm by a Carl Crawford line drive, clearly causing him some serious pain.
Miller was examined at the mound by team doctors before exiting the game. Initial X-rays of the elbow showed no broken bones, and the team gave a tentative diagnosis of a right elbow contusion.
In just his first full season, the 22-year-old has compiled an 11-7 record through 22 starts and ranks second among St. Louis’ highly touted starting pitchers with a 2.89 ERA.
See the hit that knocked Miller from the game in the video below.