Cards' closing woes prompts La Russa to change to committee approach

Updated: August 6, 2008, 7:30 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- After the bullpen's latest struggles, the St. Louis Cardinals have decided to go to a closer by committee.

Closer Jason Isringhausen, who has a 1-5 record, 6.28 ERA and seven blown saves in 19 chances, remained a member of the bullpen although the role was not clear.

Despite the bullpen woes, the Cardinals were a half game behind the Brewers in the NL wild-card standings entering Wednesday's games.

Hard-throwing right-hander Chris Perez was recalled from Triple-A ...

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