We all know what happened with Isringhausen today but here is where things are getting interesting on what the Cardinals next move is. Tonight in Memphis the AAA affiliate of the Cardinals, the Redbirds, were in a save situation in the 8th and 9th inning and they did not use their closer Chris Perez. Not only did the Redbirds blow the save in both of those innings but now they are in the 12th and have used 7 pitchers and still have not used Perez. As well our CBS affiliate in Memphis, WREG, said Perez was not in the bullpen at all for the first nine innings which was highly unusual.
All these signs point to Perez coming up to St. Louis tomorrow and I suspect that Tony will begin to use him as the closer immediately. Stay tuned all day on Friday for updates on this developing situation.