The upcoming week is a crucial time span for the Cardinals as a team, but the starting pitching staff, it is also a chance to earn their keep. With the postseason looming, the team must make a decision about who it will have comprise its starting rotation, a decision that has become a crowded scene in recent weeks.
Cardinal nation has grown accustom to excellence in center field over the years.
The Cardinals traded defensive prowess for offensive firepower in 2011. So far this season, they have gotten what they wished for.
An analytic look at how the Royals starting pitching is stacking up in the AL Central.