The Cardinals bullpen has been dealt a blow. And an unneccessary one at that.
Brad Thompson has been suspended for throwing a ball near the head of Mets third baseman David Wright after Mets pitchers actually plunked Cardinals stars Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday.
I'm not a fan of hitting anyone in the head. But it seems like actually hitting someone is worse than almost hitting someone. Why were the Mets allowed to avoid any discipline?
Thompson has appealed the decision, which almost certainly will result in the suspension being reduced to two games.
The Babyfaced Assassin is 2-6 with a 5.21 ERA. But he has been much better in relief than he has as a fill in starter.