Pittsburgh Pirates (f)ace, Jeff Karstens, gave up five earned runs on nine hits in just three-and-two-thirds of an inning against the Cardinals yesterday. And now we’re hearing that he and his face might miss their next start. With photo evidence as proof, there was clearly a lack of #KarstensFace in yesterday’s game. This is disconcerting, not only for Jeff, the Pirates, and his face, but for us here at Productive Outs.
We’re hoping Jeff will use the week off to rehabilitate his face and come back at full strength to close out what has been a pretty impressive year (for a guy named Jeff Karstens [that also has a face] that pitches for the Pirates) on the mound.
Guys, Jeff Karstens still has a face, albeit a disabled face.
This is the eighth installment in our ongoing tribute to him. And his face.