Cardinals good, bad and ugly in Royals series

Miranda Remaklus
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - MAY 04: Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 04, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - MAY 04: Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 04, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) /
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May 2, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Royals center fielder Michael A. Taylor (2) climbs the wall and robs St. Louis Cardinals catcher Andrew Knizner (not pictured) of a home run during the fifth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
May 2, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Royals center fielder Michael A. Taylor (2) climbs the wall and robs St. Louis Cardinals catcher Andrew Knizner (not pictured) of a home run during the fifth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /

The Bad

Run production, or the lack of run production, was terrible for the Cardinals during the Monday and Tuesday games.

On Monday, the Cardinals were zero for three with runners in scoring position. They had three runners left in scoring position.

On Tuesday, the Cardinals were 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position. Andrew Knizner was the lone runner left in scoring position with two outs. About six runners were left on base.

On Wednesday, Harrison Bader, Dylan Carlson, and Brendan Donovan were left on base in scoring position with two outs. The team had seven runners left on base.

Yes, the Cardinals have some games where they hit with unbelievable consistency. But this team has so many dynamic players known for their bats, it’s terrible to see them struggle so much. After seeing such success on Wednesday when the Cardinals changed up the line-up, the Cardinals can’t be afraid to switch things up to find success.

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