ST. LOUIS -- For the moment, there appears to be a little stability at the back end of the Cardinals' bullpen. Such calm has been tenuous this season, though, so nothing is a guarantee.
Fernando Salas seems to be the primary option to record saves, with Mitchell Boggs evidently the No. 2 choice. Manager Tony La Russa prefers not to designate a closer at this time, however.
"It just depends on who's coming up in the seventh, eighth and ninth, and whether you've got favorable matchups one way or another," La Russa said. "Because we've got different type pitchers out there."
Meanwhile, Eduardo Sanchez has turned in two excellent outings since being removed from closing duties, needing a total of 17 pitches to get six outs. Sanchez had issued at least one walk in seven consecutive games before his shutout inning against Philadelphia on Monday.