St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves: May 5-7 (Away)
The Cardinals make their first trip to Atlanta’s new stadium, Sun Trust Park, for the first weekend series in May. This should be a good opportunity for a team like the Cardinals to get a sweep and rack up some wins in a row. The starting pitching match ups lend well to the Cardinals chances too.
Mike Leake vs. Julio Tehran
Michael Wacha vs. R. A. Dickey
All three Cardinals pitchers are coming off great Aprils, especially Mike Leave who I named the team’s MVP in April. if they can continue the success from April, there is no excuse for the Cardinals not to get the three game sweep in Atlanta. However, there is on thing to look for in this series.
Aledmys Diaz has been struggling at the plate. After a hot start, Diaz has shown the beginnings of what looks like a possible Sophomore Slump. Is it time to move him down the order and replace with red hot Kolten Wong? Now that a month of games have been played, you make the move. Come on 22.
Some other questions that are now being faced by the St. Louis Cardinals will be whether the injuries to Piscotty and Fowler will affect the Cards’ abilities to sweep this series. Will the birds on the bat be able to call-up reinforcements strong enough to hold off the injuries? Or is it simpler than that with those already on the squad?
Regardless of currently unanswered questions, I think the Cardinals sweep the three games against the Braves.
Cardinals May Record: 5-2