— Joe Strauss explains why Mitchell Boggs, who has not allowed a run since June 12, has become the go-to reliever in the Cardinals bullpen

— Though Scott Miller reported that the Cardinals may have interest in starter Francisco Liriano, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.

— 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

Rafael Furcal is dealing with back stiffness and will most likely not play on Sunday against the Cubs.

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.