Lynn’s spot in the rotation should be safe regardless of his struggles.
The Cardinals have shown they can withstand injuries to just about any position outside of catcher and they should be able to make it through the rest of the season and playoffs without Westbrook.
The Royals have a chance at the postseason, but they have to get through the Tigers and Indians.
Right-handed rookie starting pitcher Shelby Miller won the fifth spot in the rotation in spring training and pitched brilliantly for much of the first half of the season, but the 22-year-old’s performance began to drop in mid-June.
And now we enter the second half, where trades and attitude can change any team’s course.
The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates have rarely played meaningful games against one another after the All-Star Break in the past 20 years, but this year their second-half matchups could be the most intriguing of the year.
It’s official, the Matt Carpenter experience has worked. And having his bat in the lineup every day has helped the Cardinals go into the All Star Break with the best record in baseball.
Coming in at just over the eighty-one game halfway mark of the season, the Royals remain six games out of first place in the American League Central Division and two and a half games behind the Cleveland Indians, putting them in 3rd place.
In two sweeping moves on Tuesday afternoon, the Cardinal roster was rearranged by removing two of the most debated presences in the Cardinal organization, in Ty Wigginton and Mitchell Boggs.
With the unknown status of the full extent of Jason Motte’s injury, the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen will be the next unit that is forced to adjust on the run. However, with their closer on the mend, a brand new set of questions will have to be answered in a short amount of time.