St. Louis Cardinals are Dominating the 2015 Baseball Season


Despite the hacking investigation, the St. Louis Cardinals are dominating Major League Baseball during the 2015 baseball season. This is in spite of the fact that Adam Wainwright is out for the year and Matt Adams, Matt Holliday, and Lance Lynn have missed a considerable amount of time to the Disabled List. So have Jordan Walden and Randal Grichuk.

In notching their 50th win this season on Saturday night, the Cardinals did so in their 74th game. The last team in baseball to reach this milestone at such a pace was the 2005 Chicago White Sox team that won the World Series. According to Jennifer Langosch, four of the last teams to do so have won the World Series, including the 1984 Detroit Tigers, 1986 New York Mets, 1998 New York Yankees, and the 2005 White Sox. This bodes well for the Cardinals.

“Forgive me, but I really don’t know how to respond to it because the message that we’re giving inside [the clubhouse] is that it’s way too early to be looking at records,” Cardinals manager Matheny said according to “We can’t deny [the significance] when you start looking at some things that teams have or have not done in this organization in the past, and you have to be able to respect the fact that not many have been able to get to 50 [this quickly]. So we’re not completely oblivious to it, but we’re also not spending a lot of time on it. I think it’s kind of a distraction for what we have to do next.”

The big story for the Cardinals has got to be Jaime Garcia‘s return to the pitching mound. Since returning to the Cardinals this season on May 21, Garcia has posted a 3-3 record in seven starts. However, he has a 1.69 ERA over 48 innings, allowing 10 runs (9 earned) on 35 hits, striking out 32 and walking 7 batters. Unfortunately for Garcia, he’s skipping his next start due to a strained groin.