Found August 07, 2012 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS Mitchell Boggs has certainly backed up his preseason talk. The hard-throwing reliever made headlines over the winter when he said at the Cardinals' annual Winter Warm-Up charity event that he felt he could compete with anybody in the league and expected to be "really good" this year. Coming from a guy who was demoted to Triple-A for part of last season and was rarely used as the Cardinals made their historic comeback down the stretch, some were skeptical of Boggs' bold predictions. The critics are nowhere to be found now. Boggs rolled off his 23rd consecutive scoreless appearance Sunday night, the longest stretch for a Cardinals right-hander since at least 1918. Serving as the Cardinals primary eighth inning setup man, he's posted a microscopic 1.51 ERA in 50 games. "I think keeping that mindset I had early on of not worrying about expectations or roles and focusing on me and focusing on the capabilities I have of helping this team, that&...
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