Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  By STAN McNEAL  |  Last updated 8/27/13
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals left-hander Tyler Lyons could have made Mike Matheny's job a little easier Monday night. If Lyons had turned in a lights-out performance against the Reds, giving him another start would be an easy call. But the 25-year-old pitched just well enough to make the decision just less than obvious about whether he will get the ball Sunday at Pittsburgh. With Adam Wainwright and Joe Kelly showing good form, and with Shelby Miller apparently returning to good form, and with Lance Lynn battling mightily to regain his good form, fourth-fifths of the Cardinals rotation is set. But finding a reliable fifth starter remains a challenge for several reasons. Among them are Jake Westbrook's struggles and bad back, Jaime Garcia's early-season shoulder surgery, the lack of a trade and the failure of Lyons and numerous other rookies to nail down the job for more than a few starts. Lyons got a shot against the Reds mainly because three of the Reds' top four hitters hit from ...
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