Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams strained his right quad in the fifth inning while running out a double.
“I felt fine until I got to the base, and it just tightened up as I rounded the base,” said Adams, who was still walking gingerly postgame. “It’s sore. It doesn’t feel great. We’ll readdress it.”
That will come Wednesday, when he will undergo an MRI. During his postgame press conference, manager Mike Matheny called it a “high level of concern.”
Adams’ average had dipped all the way to .241 entering Tuesday’s game after starting the month of May at .297 and peaking as high as .309. He looked to be warming up, with four hits in his last three games, three of those hits were doubles.
Adams explains what happened.
Mark Reynolds will slide into the starting role at first base. Reynolds was a starter in each of his first full nine seasons in the majors and this was his first year accepting a bench role, but Matheny is confident in Reynolds.
“Mark Reynolds is our guy,” Matheny said. “Let’s get him out there and let him play. He’s certainly played well enough to deserve to be in there.”