St. Louis Cardinals: The Good, Bad and Ugly from Atlanta

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Apr 10, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina (4) and Matt Carpenter (13) react after defeating the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The Cardinals defeated the Braves 12-7. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina (4) and Matt Carpenter (13) react after defeating the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The Cardinals defeated the Braves 12-7. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 10, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; The Budweiser Clydesdales parade around the warning track before game two of the NLDS between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 10, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; The Budweiser Clydesdales parade around the warning track before game two of the NLDS between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

Up Next: Home Opener in St. Louis!

Our Redbirds get back to St. Louis tonight (yippee!) and will get ready for a quick turnaround for their home opener tomorrow with the Brewers.

Ahead of the 3:15 CST first pitch, there will certainly be quite the celebration, headlined by Lou Brock delivering the ceremonial first pitch. What I would give to be there for that…

Michael Wacha will toe the rubber for the Cards with the Brewers sending Taylor Jungmann to the mound for his second start of the year.

Wacha will be looking to get things on track after a rough first outing in Pittsburgh. He’s had middling results against Milwaukee in his career.

Over 15 1/3 innings against the Brewers, Wacha has allowed 10 earned runs on 21 hits, although he does has a 2-0 record in three starts.

The Cardinals will host Milwaukee for three then Cincinnati for three before welcoming back Jason Heyward, John Lackey and the Chicago Cubs to Busch Stadium two Monday’s from now.

Next: Rookies Come Up Big in Game 1 Win vs. Atlanta

The Cardinals took a big step forward from Pittsburgh to Atlanta. Look for them to clean things up in terms of starting pitching and defense over their next six games, and to have things clicking going into the first of 19 contests against the Cubbies this year.

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