May 30th: Mitchell Boggs was the first reliever brought up from the minor leagues that actually ended up being the start of the “Call-Up Carousel” for the Cardinals. With Edward Mujica pitching in the four games prior to Michael Wacha‘s major league debut, the Cardinals knew that he would be unavailable to close out the game if necessary. Thus, when the time came to preserve Wacha’s first MLB victory, Matheny turned to Boggs in hopes of giving him a chance at success to gain confidence. However, he blew the save–allowing a home run and a walk in the only two batters that he faced. He was sent back to Triple-A Memphis for the second time this season after the performance.
Thankfully, the Cardinals were able to go four games without having to scrape down deep into their bullpen. This all changed in the marathon 14 inning game in which
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