St. Louis Cardinals: Looking at the rest of May

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After a near-.500 month of April, the St. Louis Cardinals look to build off their momentum and turn May into a winning month. After going 1-2 in the first series, what can we expect moving forward?

If the month of May is anything like April for the St. Louis Cardinals, then you might want to grab a seat now and hold on. The Cardinals were able to climb out of the season-beginning funk and finish the month of April with a .500 record. It was only a matter of time before the Cardinals picked up the pace, right?

Well after stumbling to a 3-9 record after the first twelve games, the Cardinals managed to reverse the course and go 9-3 over the next twelve. The St. Louis Cardinals will be looking to carry that momentum into May, but will face some stiff competition in the process.

Before jumping into May, it might behoove us to look at April. Here at Redbird Rants we covered things from the April MVP, to complaints about the weather, to complaints about and then praise of Kolten Wong, to suggestions of trading Jedd Gyorko, to comparing Gyorko to Aaron Judge. It was a busy month.

Another thing to consider for May: will it bring weather similar to that of April? Will the St. Louis Cardinals play a full month or will the month be abbreviated by rain? Will the rain affect the starting rotation or help in the face of injuries?

Some other items to consider will be call-ups. Who will ride the shuttle up from Memphis first? Will they come because of need or because of performance? Will these shuttle-jumps come in May or will they be forced to wait until later?

Here is what the schedule for May looks like:

The St. Louis Cardinals face the Brewers, Cubs, Red Sox, Rockies, Dodgers, Giants, Braves, and Marlins all in the month of May. Four of the teams this month have a winning record, while the others are either at .500 or worse. Of the teams listed, only the Cubs and the surprising Rockies are leading their respective divisions.