Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia had a rough time in Game 2 of the division series against the Nationals; he struggled through two innings, throwing 51 pitches, before manager Mike Matheny had mercy and removed him.
Turns out he was injured; he's having an MRI on his shoulder and that made some in the organization very unhappy:
Several teammates were incensed to learn that Garcia started such a monumental game if indeed compromised physically. A faction within the organization has remained skeptical about the severity of Garcia's condition despite a June diagnosis that he was suffering from an impingement and strain that required more than two months' rest and rehabilitation.
They won't have this issue again, at least not in this series:
Garcia to be removed from postseason roster, replaced before Wednesday's Game 3. Several teammates furious over situation.— Joe Strauss (@JoeStrauss) October 9, 2012
The Cardinals have not yet named a roster replacement; given the MRI and the current situation, it seems unlikely Garcia will return to the roster if the Cardinals move on to the NLCS.