It has been a bit of an up and down year for Santana, but if he can build on his stellar June, and has a bit more luck, the wins will come.
Coming into May the Cardinals had a three-game lead in the NL Central at the end of April. At the end of their May grind they’re 27-24, in second place, chasing the Reds, and trying to fend off third-place Pittsburgh.
The St. Louis Cardinals have fallen back into a bad habit they were plagued by early in 2011: giving away games.
Choose your cliche, this game will either extend the season and bring it to an end.
The Cardinals from 2001-2005.
The future of the back end of the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen is anything but certain.
Since their loss in the ’85 Series, the Cardinals have faced a number of hurdles. But in 2006, the team reached the mountaintop once again, and now the Redbirds are perennial playoff contenders.