Cards on a Roll


Sure it’s only Spring Training.  Maybe the games don’t count.  But there is reason to be hopeful.  Since the beating they took against the Marlins back on March 12th, the Cardinals have been playing some pretty exciting baseball, winning 9 of their last 11, including an 8-4 victory over the Twins in Fort Meyers today.  Of the other two games, one ended in a tie, while the only loss during that stretch was against the Braves by only a run.  The Cards now have 14 wins, with three more Grapefruit League games to play before they head north to Springfield for a pair of exhibitions against their double-A affiliate.  The home opener follows, on March 31st, against the National League Champion Colorado Rockies.

Brad Thompson made the start for the Redbirds today, and didn’t hurt his status as a member of the opening day rotation.  Thompson pitched five innings, giving up two runs on four hits while striking out four.  Here’s the full recap and box score.

Nothing like a winning streak.  Now hopefully we’ll see some of them when the games count.