Miles Mikolas is out for the season thanks to a torn flexor tendon in his right arm, but that doesn't meant the St. Louis Cardinals hurler is above a little trash talk. Hours before his Cards face the San Diego Padres in Game 1 of their NL Wild Card series, Mikolas threw some shade a Padres third baseman Manny Machado.
During an appearance on MLB Network Radio, Mikolas said he'd rather face Machado than Fernando Tatis Jr. That's a fair stance given how good Tatis is, but that's not where it ended. Mikolas' reasoning was that if Machado hit a ground ball he'd be "dogging it to first and that's an easy out."
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