Best of all, it brings Neshek home. Neshek has 37 strikeouts and 5 walks in 38 1/3 innings. A nonroster invitee in camp on a minor league contract, Neshek, 33, went on to make the team. Hoyt Robert Neshek was born March 13, 11 days premature. After a brief health scare Hoyt spent 10 days in intensive care because of breathing difficulties similar to Gehrig’s the Nesheks took Hoyt home to Melbourne, Fla., about 90 miles from the Cardinals’ spring training site in Jupiter. And then there is the opportunity to share an All-Star field with his brother. pitching staff by his manager, Mike Matheny, as a reward for the most dominant first half of his eight-year career: 4-0 with an 0.70 earned run average and a .574 WHIP.