It was just about four days ago that the sky was falling after the St. Louis Cardinals’ opening series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. How did the Birds fare in Atlanta?
Things did not look good in Pittsburgh, the offense was scuffling and the rotation couldn’t quite gain momentum. The St. Louis Cardinals looked like the team we saw in Spring Training instead of the team we had hoped that would be.
They didn’t look like a team ready to contend for a division championship, but a team that could very well see a step back from what we have experienced the last few seasons.
The Cardinals got a break from the second best team in the National League a year ago and got to play the rebuilding Atlanta Braves. This was much needed for a team trying to find its way and get going. With a combined 31 runs in three games, with a total of six homers, it is safe to say that the offense has gotten on track.
This was the perfect series rebound for fans after the debacle in Pittsburgh. We saw a lot of things improve, but some not so much.
For the most part, there were some specifics that we can take away from this series, so let’s get into it.
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