— According to B.J. Rains on Twitter, Jaime Garcia will make a rehab start on Monday in Jupiter and will likely need three or four starts before he is activated
— Huston Street extended his contract with the San Diego Padres by a cool two years and $14 million, decreasing the likelihood that the Cards will be able to bolster their bullpen before the trade deadline.
— The Cards currently sit 6.5 games back of the division-leading Cincinnati Reds and 2.5 game back of the Atlanta Braves for the wild card spot.
Look, I said it yesterday and I’ll say it again — if the Cardinals keep winning ball games, the standings will take care of themselves. It quite frankly just sucks that the Reds have won 9 games in a row, but you shouldn’t get bent out of shape about it. If the Cardinals keep clicking on all cylinders like they have been as of late, there is no chance that the Cards won’t be playing games in October.