"His performance when he pitched was impressive to everybody that watched him and reported on him," manager Tony La Russa said. "So he gets the ball."
Jaime Garcia and Adam Wainwright will start the two games against Milwaukee next week, each on six days' rest, followed by Jake Westbrook on six days' rest on Friday and Chris Carpenter on six days' rest next Saturday against the Giants. Lohse's next turn, then, would also be on his seventh day, the following Sunday, against the Giants.
Lohse has been sidelined after undergoing right forearm surgery. The Cardinals have not announced who will be removed from the roster when he is added.