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Thursday News and Notes

— On Wednesday night, the Cardinals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, putting them in a tie for the second wild card spot with the Pittsburgh Pirates

— Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch discusses Mike Matheny’s decision to move Joe Kelly to the bullpen and Yadier Molina’s ailing back.

Not a whole lot going on in Cards Nation today other than information we found out on Wednesday. It’s pretty clear why Kelly is moving to the bullpen. While he only has three wins in twelve starts, he has kept his team in the game in nearly every start and has been an extremely pleasant surprise since Garcia went down. But between Garcia coming back from surgery and Lance Lynn recent struggles, I would not be surprised if we see Kelly in another start or two before the season ends.

In regards to Yadi, it sounds as if he will back by the end of the weekend, which will be key to this all important series with the Pirates and potentially putting them in the rear view as we head into the last couple weeks of August.

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