Things couldn’t get much worse for the Cubs as far as injuries go, but it is the Cubs. Robert Whitenack was pulled from his most recent start because of elbow soreness. It didn’t appear to be a big deal at first, but he’s now going to undergo Tommy John surgery. Trey McNutt has battled blisters all season long and in last night’s start he was pulled after 2 innings. I’m assuming it’s blisters, but it’s probably just as likely that McNutt’s right arm literally exploded.
UPDATE: apparently McNutt was involved in some kind of collision. According to Bruce Miles, he tried to pitch through it before coming out.