St. Louis Cardinals: Is it true? Is this a series winning streak?
The St. Louis Cardinals have not been amazing but recently have been able to do something they haven’t done since April: Get on a streak.
I likely wouldn’t have been writing this article if Paul DeJong had decided to take the weekend in New York off, but thankfully for the St. Louis Cardinals, Mr. DeJong continued to destroy the Mets.
If you are a fed up fan that decided to not watch the last ~7 days of St. Louis Cardinals baseball, you may find that you missed out on something that we, as fans, haven’t seen since April: a series win streak…
About a week ago, Reed Zahradnik wrote that there was a light at the end of the tunnel for the Cardinals in the form of a lighter schedule for the rest of June. So far, they have delivered.
The Cardinals opponents the last two series’ have been the Marlins and the Mets. Sure, not the greatest competition, BUT what more could you ask for than them to beat the opponents they are facing?
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The Marlins series wasn’t very exciting, a solid start by Wacha propelled the Cards in game one (4-1 Cardinals), then Harrison Bader provided some muscle in game two (7-1 Cardinals), and we don’t have to talk about Miles Mikolas in game three (9-0 Marlins).
Ho-hum, a boring series win in the southern tip of Florida.
I’ll take it.
Moving up to New York for a four-game series, the Cardinals were facing four of the Mets’ best pitchers including former Cy Young award winner Jacob Degrom but the Mets were more or less the same team as the Cardinals record-wise.
Because of good-enough starting pitching, the struggling Mets bullpen, and Paul DeJong, the Cardinals were able to win three of the four games in New York even though they were outhit 10-3 in the last game.
So there it is. Other than some huge hits by both Paul DeJong and Dexter Fowler, it was a relatively boring series but again, how can we complain?
In the entirety of the month of May, the Cardinals went 0-8 for their series.
So far in June, the team is 10-6 which isn’t great, but its an improvement. That’s all we can ask for.
Yes, it is two series against bad teams but the Cardinals won them both and hey! That’s a series winning streak that could be something for them to build on.