• by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Cardinals RP Kevin Siegrist bounces back for save

    After taking the loss Friday, Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist bounced back to finish off Sunday's victory over the Giants to earn his sixth save of the year. With normal closer Trevor Rosenthal on paternity leave, Siegrist came in during a two-run game in the ninth inning and didn't allow a hit, striking out two batters. He allowed two hits and one run in 1/3 inning in Friday's loss. Siegrist has been a jack-of-all-trades for the Cards this season, with a 5-1 record and 24 holds to go along with the six saves.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Cardinals RP Kevin Siegrist records save No. 5 on Friday

    Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist picked up his fifth save of the season in the 4-2 win over the Braves on Friday. Siegrest struck out two and worked around a walk and a hit to preserve the victory. Siegrist was called to get the save after closer Trevor Rosenthal had worked each of the previous three days, throwing a total of 53 pitches in that span.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Cardinals RP Kevin Siegrist earns fourth save

    With normal closer Trevor Rosenthal unavailable, the Cardinals turned to Kevin Siegrist to close out Sunday's win over the Padres, and Siegrist came through with his fourth save of the year. Siegrist needed just 14 pitches to retire the Padres in order and pick up his first save since June 16. He is 3-0 with a 1.45 ERA and 14 holds on the season.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Cardinals RP Kevin Siegrist picks up another save on Tuesday

    With Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal still unavailable to pitch on Tuesday, Kevin Siegrist picked up the save for the second straight game. Siegrist worked around a hit and a walk to preserve the 3-2 victory over the Twins. Siegrist now has three saves this season, which also account for all of the saves in his career.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Cardinals' Siegrist comes through with closer sidelined due to injury

    With Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal unavailable Monday against the Twins due to tightness in his throwing arm, manager Mike Matheny called on Kevin Siegrist to pitch the ninth inning with St. Louis ahead by one run. Siegrist came through for St. Louis, throwing a scoreless ninth inning and picking up his second save in a 3-2 win. Siegrist hit a batter with two outs in the ninth inning and also had one strikeout. "I just feel like the crowd is a little bit more into it in the ninth, obviously, but as far as me preparing for an inning, it's the same as far as the way I think," Siegrist said, per MLB.com. "It's a big spot. But [the] eighth inning [of] close games, they're not the same, but pretty close." Siegrist has held opponents scoreless in 29 of 32 appearances. He has a 1.57 ERA. "This was a good step for Kevin to take advantage of and show us he's ready for that when the time comes," Matheny said. "He came out with a little extra fire afterward, and you could see that was something he was proud of himself for."

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Kevin Siegrist hopes to win Cardinals' setup job

    With reliever Jordan Walden out until at least late June, the Cardinals are looking for someone to handle the eighth-inning setup role. Kevin Siegrist got the opportunity on Friday, pitching a scoreless inning with two strikeouts. "It's a role I would like to have," he said, per StLToday.com. He'll get a shot at winning the role, as will Seth Maness and Matt Belisle. "I think it's going to be a combination of matchups, I think it's going to be availability, and it is going to be playing the hot hand," Matheny said. "It's going to be a combination of all of those until we have somebody who just puts himself as this is my job. We'll give a few guys that opportunity."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals RP Kevin Siegrist earns first save of season Friday

    Cardinals pitcher Kevin Siegrist entered the eighth inning of Friday's win over the Reds with a 4-1 lead. Siegrist pitched a scoreless eighth inning before the Cardinals scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Siegrist remained in the game for the ninth inning and he was able to record the last three outs to earn his first save of the season. In four appearances this season, Siegrist has yet to surrender a run over 2 1/3 innings.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals' Kevin Siegrist clears head in impressive debut

    Cardinals pitcher Kevin Siegrist retired all three Cubs he faced in his season debut Wednesday, and he attributed his success to not worrying about anything other than getting outs, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "I feel like now I can just go out there and worry about what pitch I'm going to throw instead of thinking about certain stuff that I was thinking about in spring, all the time in spring," Siegrist said. "My timing is better. Everything is better after working on it." Despite his success Wednesday, Siegrist knows he has to continue his work from the spring throughout the season. "I work on everything every day before the game, especially my slider," Siegrist said. "I worked on it so much during spring that I don't want to lose anything from it."

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals' Kevin Siegrist strikes out three Thursday

    Cardinals pitcher Kevin Siegrist allowed one hit in one scoreless inning while racking up three strikeouts in Thursday's 0-0 tie with the Mets. Siegrist threw 15 of his 20 pitches for strikes, and it was a positive step after dealing with command issues related to mechanical changes this spring, MLB.com reports. "We needed to get him back out there before we left, just to have it reinforced that his stuff is really good," manager Mike Matheny said. "I thought he threw some good changeups, a couple sliders and was in the strike zone with the fastball. Today was great." Siegrist ends the spring with a 2.08 ERA and 12:3 K:BB ratio in 8 2/3 innings.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals' Kevin Siegrist has trouble holding runners Thursday

    Cardinals pitcher Kevin Siegrist allowed two stolen bases in his inning of work Thursday while surrendering one earned run. He's made mechanical adjustments this spring to try and quicken his delivery, MLB.com reports. "He got a little longer today for some reason," manager Mike Matheny said. "I don't know if he's trying to put a little more [velocity] on it or exactly what it is. I think he was thinking a little more about his stuff. Those are things that we hadn't seen much from him this spring." The run was the first Siegrist has allowed in six innings this spring, and he's racked up seven strikeouts while issuing only one walk.