Mark Mulder will have shoulder surgery and is now officially out for the season for the Cardinals.
In Cincinnati, "Everyday" Eddie Guardado will miss the rest of the year and much of next year after being diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament which will require Tommy John surgery. The well-traveled Jason Johnson will take his spot with the team.
On August 24, the Reds were 67-61 and .001 behind St. Louis in the NL Central. Since then, they have gone 2-10 and trail the Cardinals by six games.