Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse is expected to miss his scheduled start on Friday because of lingering troubles following his being hit by a batted ball on his pitching arm.
According to the team, it will use a day off Thursday to eliminate the need for a temporary replacement. Joel Pineiro will start Friday at San Francisco.
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Lohse is suffering stiffness and cramping in his arm because of the blow. But the injury isn't expected to be seroious enough to land Lohse on the disabled list.