Camp proving to be what Sveum remembered

Camp proving to be what Sveum remembered

ST. LOUIS -- Manager Dale Sveum knew what he was getting with veteran right-handed reliever Shawn Camp -- a calm, composed veteran of 449 Major League games.

"I managed him in Double-A," Sveum said. "He doesn't have a heartbeat."

Camp has lived up to that reputation over his last 15 games entering Tuesday's action, with a 2.16 ERA dating back to April 12.

The Fairfax, Va., native native picked up his second win of the season on Monday with a strong two-inning effort in a 6-4 victory at St. Louis.

Camp, nursing a 5-4 lead in the eighth, gave up a leadoff double to Allen Craig but quickly halted the rally by mowing down Lance Berkman, David Freese and Yadier Molina. Camp set the side down in order in the seventh.

Camp, 36, is in his ninth season in the Majors. He played with Toronto, Tampa Bay and Kansas City before the Cubs signed him as a free agent on Feb. 3.

The former standout at George Mason University has a 2-1 mark with a 3.15 ERA in a setup role. He has appeared in 17 games, second on the club behind closer Rafael Dolis, who has 18 appearance.