ST. LOUIS -- On Wednesday, I asked Brock Peterson how it felt to be back.
"I knew there was a chance," the 29-year-old rookie said. "After you are on the roster, it's a lot easier for them to make that decision to call you back up, but I didn't think it would happen that quickly."
Come Thursday morning, he was gone.
Peterson, who can play the outfield and first base, has been shuffled from Triple A to the majors and back twice since his unlikely debut this year. Every time he leaves St. Louis, he carries the only suitcase he owns, along with the hope he will make it back.
He says he gets it.
"Being a guy in my situation, on a team like this one, I kind of understand my role is to not play every day," he said before the Cardinals got trounced by the Dodgers 13-4 Wednesday night.
The loss, the Cardinals' 10th in 15 games, was compounded by the line drive starter Shelby Miller took off his throwing elbow. It happened in the first inning, and for a guy like Peterson, it was the fi...