Here is a snapshot of the Cardinals’ last five games: – Thirty-six total runs scored
- Four wins including their first series win in Chicago since 2006.
- Albert Pujols hit ten RBI, including three home-runs in a 12-4 win against the Cubs.
- Jaime Garcia once again started a game and went at least six innings and gave up only two earned runs.
And where does all of this leave them? Still locked in a tie for first place with the Reds. The good news is the Cards have two games left against those Reds after pounding them 12-4 yesterday. The bats have woken up, and not just Albert Pujols. Right now their starting pitching is grooving too.
As I said before, they have two games left at home against the Reds. Then they have an off day and a home series against the lowly Brewers. To me that sounds like a recipe to keep on winning.
In other news, the Cardinals have called up infielder Aaron Miles from Double-A Springfield. Miles, who was cut by the Reds in the spring, played for St. Louis from 2006-2008. Manager Tony LaRussa says Miles will be in uniform tonight and tomorrow, but won’t start.
To make room for Miles the Cards sent outfielder Allen Craig to Triple-A Memphis, one day after calling him up. Sorry Allen.
About the Author
Written by Gabriel Rodriguez
Born in Germany, early childhood in NYC, raised in the D.C. area, currently reside in Charlottesville, VA. Big fan of the NY Giants and San Antonio Spurs.