When Justin Maxwell walked up to the plate in the 10th inning of Sunday’s game against the Rangers, anyone watching could sense that it was a big moment.
The second half of the Major League Baseball season is still a week away, but St. Louis Cardinals rookie right-handed starting pitcher Shelby Miller is throwing as if the calendar is about to turn to September, not July.
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.
Pitching has been the strength of the Cardinals throughout their league-best season opening. But as the trade season approaches, could adding to their greatest asset be necessary?
Herrera entered the eighth inning of the game in Atlanta with the score tied at 2. He was ready to blow away the heart of the Braves’ lineup with his blazing fastball.