Crap. Well, maybe it was bound to happen sooner or later, or maybe it’s only temporary, but after today’s loss in Philadelphia, the Cardinals now find themselves trailing two teams instead of one.
It’s never too early to scoreboard watch, and today we saw Milwaukee pummel Colorado 11-1, and leapfrog St. Louis for second place in the Central. The Cards haven’t been playing all that well as of late, losing both of their last two series. First the Brewers improved their team, then the Cubs countered. Now seeing third place today is like a kick in the nuts. It hurts for a while, then you want to puke.
There’s only one more series before the All-Star break, a three game set in Pittsburgh. Game one is tomorrow night, where Zach Duke will face Kyle Lohse. For all you other scoreboard watchers, the Cubs will be at home against the Giants, while the Brewers host the Reds. I’m still optimistic about second place by the break.