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Mulder Struggles In Rehab Victory

Pitching on a rehab assignment with the Double-A Springfield Cardinals, Mark Mulder faced nine batters and gave up three runs on two hits and three walks in just the first inning. On an 85 pitch count for the night, it took the left-hander 30 pitches to just get through the lineup the first time.

After barely surviving the first inning, Mulder held Tulsa scoreless over the next three innings before giving up a home run to the Drillers' Matt Miller. Overall, Mulder surrendered four runs on six hits and four walks, while striking out five, in five innings of work. Mulder did pick up the win, despite being ineffective, as the baby Redbirds scored six runs for the left-hander before he turned...

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