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#pounditThursday, July 25, 2024

Miles Mikolas, Oli Marmol ejected from Cardinals-Cubs game

Miles Mikolas holds up his hands

The St. Louis Cardinals were on the wrong end of some drama to begin their game with the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.

Willson Contreras was injured when Ian Happ nailed the Cardinals catcher in the back of the head after completing a swing in the top of the first inning. A cut opened on the side of Contreras’ head, and the catcher was bleeding. He ended up leaving due to the injury.

After Contreras exited the game, Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas sent a message.

Mikolas threw a fastball up and in on Happ on his first pitch after the game resumed. The next pitch from Mikolas hit Happ just below the right hip.

The umpires decided to punish the Cardinals for what happened. Both Mikolas and Cardinals manager Oli Marmol were ejected.

The Cardinals didn’t seem to either think or care whether or not Happ’s actions were accidental. They sent a message/retaliated either way.

That was the first ejection of Mikolas’ career and the fifth for Marmol. Dakota Hudson entered the game in relief of Mikolas. Without much time to prepare for his appearance, Hudson allowed the first four batters he faced to reach base. He allowed three runs — one of which was charged to Mikolas.


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