ST. LOUIS — Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse was removed from the team’s game against the Reds on Wednesday night due to a recurrence of right forearm discomfort.
The club officially said that Lohse was pulled because of “tightness” in the area. It’s the same place where Lohse was hit by a pitch in his last outing, causing him to be bumped back in the rotation twice.
Lohse threw 39 pitches, and after his last offering, a 2-1 pitch to Reds infielder Jerry Hairston that went for a ball, the game was delayed. Head athletic trainer Barry Weinberg and manager Tony La Russa came out to check on Lohse, and he was quickly lifted.
He gave way to Blaine Boyer. Lohse permitted two runs, one earned, in two-plus innings, with a strikeout and no walks. He was starting for the first time since May 23.