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Cardinals pitcher who overcame brain injury gets start at Reds

By baseball standards, the road that Daniel Poncedeleon traveled to the major leagues this season -- from Triple-A Memphis to St. Louis -- is relatively short.

By any other measure, the route that Poncedeleon covered to make his first career start for the Cardinals on Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park was incalculably long and perilously uncertain. There was no road map, no easily navigable thruway to get there.

Only 14 months after sustaining a life-threatening brain injury while being struck by a line drive in a Triple-A game, the right-hander will take the mound for the Cardinals in the first game of the three-game series.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Martínez.298
HR: M. Carpenter25
RBI: J. Martínez56
SB: T. Pham10
W: M. Mikolas10
ERA: M. Mikolas2.79
Saves: B. Norris18
K: L. Weaver98
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 5840.592-
Milwaukee 5645.5543.5
Pittsburgh 5149.5108
St. Louis 5049.5058.5
Cincinnati 4356.43415.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .247 (13)
Runs: 445 (11)
Hits: 823 (17)
Home Runs: 127 (10)
Stolen Bases: 37 (23)
OBP: .319 (15)
SLG: .406 (15)
Total Bases: 1352 (17)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.91 (12)
Runs Allowed: 426 (15)
Saves: 23 (23)
Strikeouts: 801 (21)
OpBA: .245 (15)
OBP: .322 (17)
SLG: .373 (4)
Run Support: 4.53 (11)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/21 J. Brebbia Called Up from Minors
7/21 C. Martínez Placed on 10-Day DL (Right oblique strain)
7/21 M. Mikolas Reinstated from Paternity Leave List
7/21 L. Weaver Called Up from Minors (recalled as 26th roster player)
7/21 L. Weaver Return of 26th man
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/20 C. Martínez Right oblique strain (on 10-day DL)
7/5 T. O'Neill off 10-day DL
6/21 M. Wacha Left oblique strain (on 10-day DL)
6/19 M. Bowman off 10-day DL
6/6 T. Lyons off 10-day DL
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