Zack Greinke allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits with no walks and five strikeouts over seven innings in the loss to the Angels on Monday.
Zack Greinke, who fell to 12-7 (23 starts) on the season, suffered his third loss in his past five starts. He also saw his two-game streak of double-digit strikeouts come to an end on Monday while serving up his 14th home run of the season surpassing the 13 he allowed last season in five fewer starts. He will look to get back on track when he takes the mound on Saturday in Milwaukee against his former employer, the Brewers.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's game with a left oblique injury.
That sound you hear is the collectively banging of Strasburg owners' heads against a brick wall. The ERA is a mess, strikeouts are down and he's giving up more home runs this season than any other in his career. And now this? Ugh. He'll go for tests now and you can expect the team to update his condition soon enough. You can call him day-to-day, but you shouldn't expect him to get another start before the All Star break. Analysis: Howard Bender
Cardinals have recalled RHP Mitch Harris from Triple-A Memphis.
Harris will get the return ticket to the majors as the Cardinals need a little bullpen depth for the weekend. He was up earlier and posted a 3.63 ERA over 17 1/3 innings. Unfortunately though, he issued too many free passes, as evidenced by his 5.19 BB/9. No one is going to continue working in the big leagues if their walk rate is higher than their strikeout rate so look for him to either right the ship or head back to the far real quick. Analysis: Howard Bender