|Cardinals send struggling Reyes to minors|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 02 July 2007 11:56|
Reyes' losing streak matched Bill Kissinger's franchise record set from 1896-97. The right-hander, who dominated the Detroit Tigers in winning the World Series opener last fall, has a 6.40 ERA.
The Cardinals have totaled 29 runs in his 12 starts this year, and only 14 while he was on the mound. Reyes is 0-10 and hasn't won a regular-season game since last Sept. 6.
Manager Tony La Russa expects Reyes, who allowed two runs in five innings in a rain-shortened loss at New York on Wednesday, to start ``soon'' for Triple-A Memphis. The team does not anticipate recalling Reyes before September, when rosters can be expanded.
``His ceiling is very high and he's on an uptick,'' La Russa said. ``But he's got to go back and go to work.''
Looper was activated from the 15-day disabled list from a right shoulder strain. He was 6-6 with a 4.66 ERA in his first year as a starter before being disabled on June 16.