ST. LOUIS - Mike Matheny has stressed patience, saying almost daily that the Cardinals current offensive slide is nothing more than a blip on the radar of a long season.
As the slump goes on, the dot continues to get bigger.
The Cardinals scored three runs Tuesday night in a 6-3 loss to Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers. And while struggling to score is understandable against the reigning American League Cy Young and MVP winner, the Cardinals were a dropped popup away from having just one run.
After scoring just 14 total runs in the first seven games of the recently completed home stand five of which came in one game the Cardinals scored just three runs in 15 innings Sunday and three more Tuesday.
The offense is certainly struggling. But the real question is, why? With names like Matt Holliday, Carlos Beltran, Yadier Molina, Rafael Furcal, David Freese and Allen Craig in the lineup on a regular basis, the Cardinals lineup seems too good to be losing games because of a la...