Izzy, who is just 8 saves shy of 300 career, made two injury rehab appearances in the past week, working 2.0 scoreless innings on Mon. (6/9) for Palm Beach (A) and 1.2 shutout innings on Wed. (6/11) for Springfield (AA). He had missed 26 games since heading to the DL on May 16th.
Isringhausen was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a laceration on his right hand. However, it's pretty common knowledge that Isringhausen also had issues with his confidence as he was 1-5 with a 8.00 ERA in 21 appearances this season prior to going on the DL, converting only nine of his 15 save opportunities.
Izzy did look sharp on Wednesday in a rehab outing for Class AA Springfield. He allowed just one hit and struck out two in 1 2/3 innings. Leaving the park before the game was over, Isringhausen was orginally scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday.
Joe Mather making his major league debut, appeared in 13 games for St. Louis and in 35 at-bats, he hit .229 with one home run, a double and three RBIs. He played solid defense and while his batting average may not reflect it, in this small sample, he had good at-bats.
Mark Worrell in his first brief stint in the majors, posted a record of 0-1 with a 7.94 ERA. In 5.2 innings pitched, he gave up five earned runs on eight hits and four walks.
It is very likely that fans can expect to see Worrell and Mather both back in St. Louis at some point this season.
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