Having been moved back to the bullpen, Joe Kelly will be available beginning on Wednesday. Kelly last pitched on Friday, when he made a five-inning start in Los Angeles.
Though his availability was questionable prior to Tuesday's game, Mitchell Boggs reported no additional lower back tightness after his 25-pitch appearance in the eighth inning. Boggs allowed one run on three hits in the two-thirds-of-an-inning appearance.
Local musician Johnny Venus threw a ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday, which was dubbed Johnny Venus Night at the Ballpark. Venus, a drummer for the St. Louis-based rock band Greek Fire, was recently diagnosed with leukemia. Proceeds from the night's ticket sales went to support the local Leukemia Foundation and toward Venus' medical costs.
The biggest scare during Kyle Lohse's seven-inning start on Tuesday came in the sixth, when he stumbled and fell forward as he finished his delivery. Lohse was briefly visited by a team trainer and manager Matheny before continuing in his outing. Lohse said afterward that his landing foot missed the divot he had dug into the mound. That caused him to slip.
Lohse added that he did not injure himself during the incident.