The Cardinals still have the best record in baseball at 31-16. Fifteen games over .500 and still 1 1/2 games up on the Reds.
Lance Lynn improved to 7-1, tied for NL lead in wins. Patrick Corbin (Ariz) and Jordan Zimmerman (Wash) are the other two.
The Cards also lead the league with 8 shutouts.
Mitchell Boggs has set the last nine men he’s faced down. Though he gave up a homer to the first batter he faced, opponents are hitting .100. If he’s back, he strengthens that bullpen immensely.
David Freese has 2 homeruns and 8 rbi’s the his past four games after having 4 rbi’s the first twenty-seven games.
John Gast goes for his third win today. Cards rookies have 11 of the 31 wins this season.
Jaime Garcia had successful shoulder surgery Friday. He should be ready for 2014.
Both Chris Carpenter and Jake Westbrook inch closer back to the rotation. If Gast and Lyons are pitching good, those moves are going to be tough.
Lance Lynn was dealing with some lower back/hamstring tightness; hence why he was taken out after throwing only 77 pitches.