Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
Cardinals reserve lefty Kevin Siegrist is just one of many options available at manager Mike Matheny's disposal.
The Cardinals bullpen is one of the deepest in the league: They had seven different relief pitchers sport a sub-3.00 ERA during the regular season. In addition, Rookie of the Year candidate Shelby Miller will be available in a relief role during the postseason.
So far this series, the Cardinals have received one scoreless inning or more in relief from five different players: Kevin Siegrist, John Axford, Seth Manness, Edward Mujica, and closer Trevor Rosenthal.
Manager Mike Matheny does well to mix in his different options, from more control-oriented pitchers like Siegrist and Mujica to fire-throwers like Axford and Rosenthal. With such a diverse group of talented arms available, this Cardinals bullpen can hold down a lead as well as anyone.