St. Louis Cardinals: Looking at the rest of May
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: May 23-25 (in LA), 29-31 (in STL)
Remember that certain left-hander I mentioned a second ago? Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to pitch against the Cardinals twice in the two series. I know the Cardinals have had great success in the post season against Kershaw, but I’m not buying that this year. Kershaw looks as good as ever and I don’t expect the Cardinals to receive any favors.
But what about the other games? Unfortunately, the Dodgers have been tinkering with their rotation enough to screw up some projections. The rest of the Dodgers rotation is as followed: Julio Urias, Alex Wood, Kenta Maeda, and Brandon McCarthy. The Dodgers lost Hyun Jin Ryu to injury recently as well.
Maeda has regressed somewhat and is having an okay year. McCarthy is having a pretty good year so far and has been a nice addition for the Dodgers. Now that Julio Urias is back in the rotation, it gives the Dodgers three left-handed pitchers in five games. So again, I point to handling left-handed pitching for the Cardinals.
How does it play out for the two teams? Until we get further into May, we won’t know the exact match-ups. As it stands now, it looks like Kershaw and Lynn will do battle twice in the span of a week. Now that’s good baseball.
If I had to make a guess, I’m saying the teams split the six games they play each this month.
Cardinals May Record: 14-10