From ESPN's Tristan Cockcroft.
Grain of salt here.
Mark Mulder, SP, Cardinals
2.1 IP, 10 H, 9 ER, 13.50 ERA in last 5 GS
There was a point on Tuesday night when Mulder appeared on his way to a bounce-back performance, retiring the first six batters he faced through two perfect innings. But then came the third and an effective meltdown by the left-hander, as he allowed nine runs on 10 hits while recording only one out, including seven straight hits at one point. That has been the story of Mulder's performance for the past month; in his five starts since May 28, he's 1-3 with a 13.50 ERA, .434 batting average allowed and 10 homers allowed. Such numbers can't help but suggest a pitcher isn't quite at full health, especially when you consider that Mulder had lifetime numbers of a 3.97 ERA, .265 BAA and three homers allowed per five starts entering Tuesday. Plus, look at his opponents. Among those five starts were a game at pitching-friendly Petco Park and one each against the light-hitting Cubs and Pirates, games a typical Mulder should win. Tuesday's opponent was the potent White Sox, which is a much tougher matchup, and so is his next one, in Detroit on Sunday. Don't be at all surprised if the Cardinals bump Mulder from the rotation soon, provided he doesn't make a quick turnaround, which isn't looking likely. On the bright side, such a demotion would only help solidify Anthony Reyes' status as a permanent major leaguer
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