ST. LOUIS -- Kevin Siegrist won't fib.
"Occasionally, the rookie lefty says.
And why wouldn't he? An instant confidence boost is a quick glance at a stat sheet -- or a couple of laptop clicks -- away. His numbers have caught the attention of opposing teams, after all. He might as well study them, too.
"I don't try to look at them too much," Siegrist says. "But, you know, people will lie to you if they tell you they don't look at their success. So, I'm happy with them."
He padded the stats again during the Cardinals' win against the Reds on Tuesday. He took over for Joe Kelly to start the seventh inning, then used a steady diet of fastballs -- 11 of his 14 pitches were four-seam heaters -- to strike out the first three hitters in Cincinnati's lineup.
"Kevin has been very consistent for us all season," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said after the game. "The league knows about him right now, and they're still having trouble picking him up."
While most of the rookie a...