JUPITER, Fla. If Trevor Rosenthal has any lingering disappointment from not being picked as the fifth starter, he's doing a darn good job of hiding it so far.
Making his first relief appearance since being told he would open the season in the bullpen and not in the starting rotation like he had hoped, the 22-year-old flame thrower reached 100 MPH on four different pitches Sunday and struck out the side.
It was just one appearance but Rosenthal looked every bit like the overpowering reliever that was nearly unhittable in the playoffs last year and the reason why the Cardinals decided to start his 2013 season back in the bullpen.
"He came in her wanting to compete for a job and when it didn't happen, I'm sure it was a little bit of a hit to him," said manager Mike Matheny. "But he's saying the right things and instantly got back out on the mound and proved it.
"He's an absolute weapon to be used out of the pen. I was happy to see him jump right back in there. He's another guy wh...