Jon Jay of the St. Louis Cardinals makes a sliding catch against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
The Cardinals' center fielder crashed into the center-field wall in St. Louis on Thursday. This was not a good thing to do.
The St. Louis Cardinals have been a walking infirmary for most of this season. Skip Schumaker started the year on the DL with an oblique injury; after completing his rehab, he's going to rejoin the team -- replacing Lance Berkman, who is headed to the disabled list with a calf injury.
Now, the Cardinals might lose center fielder Jon Jay, too:
That sounds painful. And it looks painful, too:
Jay crashed into the center-field wall chasing a ball he really had no chance to catch; it wound up as a seventh-inning home run for the Reds' Drew Stubbs, off St. Louis' Victor Marte. The Reds won the game 6-3, snapping the Cardinals' four-game winning streak. The Cardinals can ill afford to lose another player to the disabled list.