Wacha struggles, division-leading Cardinals fall to Reds
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Rotowire: Jul 27 / 7:48a ET
News: Axelrod was rocked for eight runs on five hits (including three homers) and two walks over 1.2 innings in Saturday's loss to the Rockies.
Impact: In just his second relief appearance of the season, Axelrod was entirely helpless after coming on midway through the Rockies' 10-run third inning. Don't be surprised if he's returned to Triple-A Louisville in the next few days to reprise his role as organizational pitching depth.
Rotowire: Jul 20 / 12:29p ET
News: Axelrod was called up from Triple-A Louisville on Monday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Axelrod has been solid as a starter in Triple-A, compiling a 6-6 record with a 4.05 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP in 97.2 innings. He replaces Manny Parra on the active roster, who is headed to the disabled list with an elbow injury. Despite working as a starter in Triple-A, he'll likely slot into Parra's role in the Reds' bullpen.