New York Mets

Cardinals slid, slide, rally to tie game, 4-4, before rain delay


Cardinals relievers Andrew Miller and Giovanny Gallegos struck out the final six Mets they faced to get the game, through the rain, to the ninth inning.


With their pitching ranks thinned further by injury, the Cardinals brought back lefty Genesis Cabrera on Thursday from Class AAA Memphis shortly after he was returned to the affiliate to "work on his craft."


The latest dent to the Cardinals' pitching staff came Wednesday in Miami when Ryan Helsley had to leave the game with shoulder pain.


The Cardinals have not advertised how long they expect the power reliever to miss, though the recurrence of trouble in that area and description of an impingement could require additional time to recover.


UPDATE: Manger Mike Shildt said that Helsley was seen by a doctor in New York on Thursday morning and prescribed anti-inflammatory medication, and he could receive a cortisone shot if that does not help.


The Cardinals face reigning Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom at Citi Field in Queens this evening.






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