The Cardinals’ 5-3 win over the Brewers at Busch Stadium came at a cost Tuesday night. Reliever Jason Isringhausen was pulled with one out in the ninth inning after straining an abdominal muscle on his right side. Randy Flores relieved him and gave up a single to Brady Clark. Damian Miller followed up by grounding into a double play to end the game. It was the second save of Flores’.
Isringhausen’s status is up in the air right now. Tony LaRussa said after the game that they’d take a wait-and-see approach before a decision concerning the disabled list for Isringhausen was made. His seven saves are third in the National League and fourth in the majors.
Before Isringhausen’s departure, it the Cardinals were all smiles. Albert Pujols drove in their first four runs with two-run doubles in the first and fourth innings. Abraham Nunez drilled an RBI single in the seventh for the final tally of the game. Larry Walker was 2-for-2 with two runs.
On the mound, starter Jeff Suppan pitched six innings and allowed two runs off five hits and three walks to improve to 2-2.