September roster expansion candidates for the Cardinals

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Aug 13, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher

Tyler Lyons

(70) pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Candidate #1 Tyler Lyons

Yes, yes I know this is not exciting or unexpected. However, despite being just sent back down. There’s no chance Tyler doesn’t make the roster, barring an injury that is. Lyons, was pretty good in three outings out of the bullpen this month not allowing a single run in 7.2 IP.

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He has had a reliable year in Memphis posting a 3.21 ERA in fifteen starts so far. Take into fact that he can spot start Wacha or Martinez and provide needed innings out of the bullpen, he will be needed in September.