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St Louis Post Dispatch wrote:Center fielder Jim Edmonds was in the lineup despite being wrapped like a mummy before the game, having injured his back, ribs, shoulders and ankle in a collision with left fielder Reggie Sanders on Friday night....
Collision with Sanders shook Edmonds
Edmonds, whose right shoulder still was troubling him, said he never had collided with an another oufielder in such fashion as Friday's scrape. He said the only instance resembling it came when he and Angels outfielder Garret Anderson bumped while trying to bring back a home run ball in Kansas City.
Edmonds said that neither player had called for the ball Friday. "I didn't think Reggie was going to be anywhere near it," Edmonds said. "But he was obviously there a lot easier than I was. It was just bad communication. And we both paid for it."
Sanders smiled and said, "I think he forgot I'm faster than he is." Upon hearing this, Edmonds smiled and said, "I underestimated his ability to communicate."
Edmonds acknowledged he had been knocked a little loopy after the mishap, leading to some spurious baserunning on his part in the bottom of the inning. First, he didn't advance from second to third on a ground ball, and then he took a wide turn around third and eased to a stop when he thought Larry Walker had hit into an inning-ending double play. The double play actually wasn't completed until an unsuspecting Edmonds was tagged out.
"I knew how many outs there were," Edmonds said. "I just thought the ball was a double-play ball. I wasn't in too good a shape to make decisions at the time. It took me a couple of innings to clear my head."
mcqfesijiba wrote:Too bad for Sanders. He was having a nice season. I wonder if this is enough to slow down the Cards and make the NL Central a closer race.
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