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September 3, 2022 By Kevin Skiver 0

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As the Guardians pursue an AL Central title, they're going to be doing so a little shorthanded. Pitchers Zach Plesac and Aaron Civale hit the injured list Friday, according to Terry Francona, the former with a broken hand and the latter due to forearm inflammation.

While atlanta braves jersey 3xl Civale's injury is relatively normal wear-and-tear, Plesac's was self-inflicted. In his last start against the Mariners, Plesac gave up a home run to Jake Lamb iTim Andersonn the seventh inning. He responded by one-inch-punching the mound, which is what the Guardians are ascribing his injury to.

Francona praised Plesac after the game, saying "he did really well … He competed like crazy. And when you really look back on it, if he didn't we wouldn't have a chance."

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In a year that already has a few weird pitcher injuries — Aroldis Chapman's tattoo, Chris Sale falling off his bike, and Archie Bradley falling over the dugout railing to get involved in Clayton Kershaw a brawl all come t atlanta braves championship gear o mind — Plesac's injury is a bit more reminiscent of Amar'e Stoudemire punching a fire extinguisher in frustration and breaking his hand in the atlanta braves jersey black and gold process.

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Plesac's 3-11 record belies a somewhat respectable 4.39 ERA, not horrible for a back-end rotational arm. He was replaced by Cody Morris for Friday's start against Seattle, in which he game up two runs in two innings.

This isn't the first time Plesac's frustration has gotten the better of him. Last year he missed over a month with a broken right thumb he sustained while "aggressively" ripping his shirt off after a bad outing against the Twins.