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• Losers of eight straight, the Braves juggled their batting order on Tuesday and put pitcher Randall Delgado in the eighth spot in the lineup. It marked the first time Atlanta has hit its pitcher eighth this season. When asked if he'd consider employing such a strategy, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that he would "never say never."

"If there was a huge advantage to it then I would do it," Matheny added. "I understand trying to do anything to get something going."

• During his tenure as a special assistant in the player development system, Matheny was asked to assist the Cardinals with preparation for the First-Year Player Draft. Most of that help came in the form of watching video and offering his thoughts on potential picks. This summer's Draft sits less than a week away, but to this point, Matheny has not been involved in the scouting process.

"I don't know if they feel like I have enough on my plate right now or not, but for whatever reason, I haven't been a part of it this year," Matheny said. "If they needed my help or my opinion, I usually have one. They haven't asked."

• With eight wins in 10 starts, right-hander Lance Lynn has joined some elite Cardinals company. Only Bob Gibson reached eight wins quicker in a season, doing so in nine starts in 1965. The only other two St. Louis pitchers to win eight of their first 10 starts in a year were Garrett Stephenson (2000) and Jesse Haines (1929).

• Erik Komatsu, who the Cardinals selected from the Nationals in December's Rule 5 Draft, has made his way back to Washington. After being designated for assignment by St. Louis at the beginning of May, Komatsu landed with the Twins. His stay there lasted a little more than three weeks before he was again designated for assignment. Komatsu went unclaimed this time and was therefore returned to the Nationals.

• Losers of eight straight, the Braves juggled their batting order on Tuesday and put pitcher Randall Delgado in the eighth spot in the lineup. It marked the first time Atlanta has hit its pitcher eighth this season. When asked if he'd consider employing such a strategy, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that he would "never say never."

"If there was a huge advantage to it then I would do it," Matheny added. "I understand trying to do anything to get something going."

• During his tenure as a special assistant in the player development system, Matheny was asked to assist the Cardinals with preparation for the First-Year Player Draft. Most of that help came in the form of watching video and offering his thoughts on potential picks. This summer's Draft sits less than a week away, but to this point, Matheny has not been involved in the scouting process.

"I don't know if they feel like I have enough on my plate right now or not, but for whatever reason, I haven't been a part of it this year," Matheny said. "If they needed my help or my opinion, I usually have one. They haven't asked."

• With eight wins in 10 starts, right-hander Lance Lynn has joined some elite Cardinals company. Only Bob Gibson reached eight wins quicker in a season, doing so in nine starts in 1965. The only other two St. Louis pitchers to win eight of their first 10 starts in a year were Garrett Stephenson (2000) and Jesse Haines (1929).

• Erik Komatsu, who the Cardinals selected from the Nationals in December's Rule 5 Draft, has made his way back to Washington. After being designated for assignment by St. Louis at the beginning of May, Komatsu landed with the Twins. His stay there lasted a little more than three weeks before he was again designated for assignment. Komatsu went unclaimed this time and was therefore returned to the Nationals.