With Chris Carpenter headed to the DL, possibly out for the year for the Cardinals, Adam Wainwright, speculated to return as a closer, will now return as a starter.
With Chris Perez succeeding as the closer, and showing up big in big pressure situations, the Cardinals are going with him down the stretch. Perez is owned in just 2/3 of ESPN leagues, if he is available in your league, grab him while you can.
Since his callup, Perez has pitched in 6 innings, over 5 games, recording 4 saves, 2 of the saves being 5 out saves. He has also allowed just 2 hits and 4 walks while striking out 9 in his 6 shutout innings. (Stats are up to date to 8/15/08′s 2/3 inning save)