Saturday, April 14, 2007

Settling Down

The Cardinal nation can sit back and take a deep breath. After being swept by the Mets, at home no less, the Cardinals have bounced back nicely. Behind strong pitching and late inning heroics the Redbirds swept the Pirates and took two from the Astros. Now, if the weather permits, they look to get off to a good start against the Brewers--a team that many pick to win the Central. What is most surprising about the Cardinals' start is that they are doing it without their two biggest stars. With Carpenter sidelined with elbow problems, Pujols has been woeful at the plate (606 OPS). Instead the Cardinals have relied on the surprising Looper and Keisler (Carp's Triple-A call-up sub), plus the phenom Wainwright (you can have J.D. Drew) and free agent signee, Kip Wells.

Once Pujols, Carp, and Rolen get on track...

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