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Kyle Lohse Rehab Start: Todd Wellemeyer Edition

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One of my favorite things about the Todd Wellemeyer era in Cardinals history—maybe favorite isn't the word—was the way the Wellemeister would give postgame interviews. No matter how many runs he allowed he'd pay no attention to the final score of the game; he'd just tell you how his arm felt, which was usually AWESOME. 

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"Well, Dan," he'd say, in a world where I have a press pass, "sometimes the hits just fall in. But fifteen earned runs aside, I felt great. The fastball was really popping, my changeup was nasty, the slider was radar-guided. I can't complain."

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That was what came immediately to mind when I read Kyle Lohse's comments following his ugly performance in a rehab start at AA Springfield:

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"I'm happy that I feel good. I'm trying not to make excuses. But I would have pitched differently if I had been out there trying to throw zeroes," he said.... "I should have brought my own balls."

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Indeed.