It wasn’t just an amazing, walk-off, extra-innings win in front of a sellout crowd. Sunday’s game was a message to the rest of Major League Baseball: The Royals are not a joke anymore.
Left for dead after a seven-game losing streak, the Royals are still in the playoff hunt.
While a playoff spot this season is improbable for the Royals, a strong second half by Moustakas and Hosmer should have Royals fans feeling good about the future.
After three games Friday through Sunday against the Braves, the Cardinals will head to Pittsburgh for five games in four games, including a doubleheader to make up for a rainout April 16, and finish with three games the following weekend in Cincinnati.
The team is hitting well and is about to get a punch in the arm from rehabbing speedster Jarrod Dyson when he returns from his minor league rehab assignment.
The Cardinals announced Saturday that Motte has a right elbow strain and will likely start the season on the disabled list.
The Cardinals ended last season with Daniel Descalso as the starting second baseman and Pete Kozma as the starting shortstop.
The St. Louis Cardinals entered the final two series of the 2012 regular season with something to play for: the Second Wild Card, which would assure them a one game playoff—the winner of which goes on to play in the NLDS against the playoff team with the best record.
The St. Louis Cardinals dropped a heartbreaker to the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
Love it or hate it, Major League Baseball’s addition of the second Wild Card in each league in an attempt to create more opportunity as well as more likelihood that multiple playoff races would exist every season seems to have worked