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St. Louis Cardinals Notes, Quotes 2008-07-14

St. Louis Cardinals Notes, Quotes 2008-07-14
--Rookie LHP Jaime Garcia, who became the 10th Cardinals player to make his major league debut when he pitched two scoreless innings of relief on Friday, will make his first big-league start next Sunday at home against San Diego.

--LHP Mark Mulder, back on the 15-day disabled list with renewed left shoulder problems, will see Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., during the All-Star break. Mulder had an MRI on the shoulder Friday in St. Louis.

--RHP Kyle Lohse (11-2) is the third pitcher in Cardinals history to win 10 or more games by the All-Star break in his first season with the team. Lynn McGlothen was 12-6 at the break in 1974 and Darryl Kile 11-5 in 2000. Lohse will pitch the first game for the Cardinals after the All-Star break against San Diego.

--OF Rick Ankiel sat out the start with a sprained left ankle which he sustained on Saturday night but he pinch hit on Sunday.

--OF Chris Duncan, who has labored through a difficult season in which he found himself in the minors at one point, had a three-hit game and drove in two runs, rising above .250.

BY THE NUMBERS: 16 -- Number of pitches LHP Mark Mulder threw in his first start of the season before having to exit because of a left shoulder strain.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "You keep getting let down." -- LHP Mark Mulder, on the many difficulties he has encountered in his so-far unsuccessful comeback from two shoulder surgeries.

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Added: July 14, 2008

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