Lance Lynn gave up four earned runs in five innings Saturday in the Cardinals' loss to the Brewers.
Lynn struggled with his command, throwing only 56 of his 89 pitches for strikes while yielding eight hits and two walks. He escaped with a no-decision only because the Cardinals lost in extra innings. Lynn will take a 6-1 record, 3.27 ERA and 1.16 WHIP into his next outing against the Dodgers. It will be a nice test.
Cardinals placed LHP Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.
Garcia has been dealing with shoulder issues for over a year and will visit Dr. James Andrews to try to get some answers. Surgery could ultimately be the course taken. The Cardinals are calling up reliever Mitchell Boggs on Saturday to fill their vacant roster spot but will have to add a new starting pitcher soon. Maybe 2012 first-rounder Michael Wacha will get a chance.
Cardinals recalled RHP Mitchell Boggs from Triple-A Memphis.
Boggs struggled mightily after being named the Cardinals' closer at the start of the 2013 season and was optioned to Memphis on May 3 with a 12.66 ERA. He wasn't exactly flawless during his time on the farm and will probably be limited to low-leverage situations for a while. Edward Mujica's job is obviously safe.
David Freese launched a grand slam in Friday's 7-6 win over the Brewers.
Well, that's one way to bust out of a slump. Freese entered play Friday homerless over his first 27 games this season. With the grand slam, he notched his first RBI since May 2. The Cardinals and fantasy owners are hoping that this night will serve as a turning point for his season.
Jaime Garcia got the win Friday night against the Brewers despite giving up six runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Hey, fantasy owners will take it. Garcia allowed six hits and a walk while all the damage was courtesy of a pair of two-run homers by Aramis Ramirez. The southpaw has allowed 11 runs over his last two starts, increasing his ERA from 2.25 to 3.58 on the year. Still, he'll carry a 5-2 record into a start against the Padres next week in San Diego.
Jake Westbrook (elbow) isn't expected to return from the disabled list when he's first eligible.
Westbrook was hoping to throw Friday, but he required another injection after an MRI revealed scar tissue around his right elbow. The Cardinals originally estimated that he would only miss two starts, but rookie John Gast figures to stick around for a little while longer.