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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Reds Injury Update: Dylan Axelrod exits with oblique strain

By on 9/09/2014 10:15:00 AM

The Cincinnati Reds fell to the St. Louis Cardinals last night by the score of 5-0. The loss dropped the Reds to 67-77 on the season, fourth in the National League Central. The Reds managed just three hits off three Cardinals' pitchers. Shelby Miller picked up his ninth win of the season for the Cardinals. Reds starter Dylan Axelrod left the game in the first with a oblique strain after retiring just a single batter.

As reported by Manny Randhawa of, Axelrod started Monday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, but came out after just seven pitches with a strained right oblique.  He got Matt Carpenter to line out to left field, but then felt discomfort after a 1-2 pitch to Jon Jay.  He was removed from the game following a visit to the mound by manager Bryan Price and trainer Steve Baumann.

Axelrod said he felt it during his bullpen session this week but thought he could pitch last night.
"I thought I could go, and it's just, you get in a game and it's a little bit different; you get that adrenaline going, a little extra juice on it, and when I tried to do that, it grabbed on me that one pitch. That whole at-bat, it was a little bit uncomfortable, and then that one pitch it really grabbed on me."
Axelrod, in his first season with the Reds, is 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA in four starts. He's allowed 14 hits and walked four, while striking out 19 in 17 1/3 innings. In parts of the last four seasons with the White Sox and Reds, Axelrod is 8-14 with a 5.18 ERA.

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