Found July 15, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Joe Kelly
TEAMS: St. Louis Cardinals
Joe Kelly Ever since Jaime Garcia went on the disabled list, and Tyler Lyons was optioned back to AAA Memphis, the St. Louis Cardinals have been essentially without a fifth starting pitcher.  Due to an abnormal schedule which had four off days in the 20 days leading up to the All-Star break, the Cards have been able to adjust the rotation.  This allowed the Cardinals to start Joe Kelly just twice during this stretch as a sort of trial for the fifth starting spot.  The excess of off days also allowed the Cards to skip one of the struggling Shelby Miller’s starts to give him a bit of a break.  But the key development of this shifting of the rotation has been the potential emergence of Kelly. Kelly, who started the season as reliever, earned his first win of the year in his start against the Cubs Friday.  He has been solid for four straight outings, improved his earned run average from 5.00 to 3.88 during that span.  Kelly vied for the final spot in the starting rotation in the spring,...
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