Found September 12, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b4/St_Louis_Cardinals_1998-present_logo.png/300px-St_Louis_Cardinals_1998-present_logo.png" width="300" height="186" class="zemanta-img-inserted" alt="The current "birds on the bat" logo ..." /> The St. Louis Cardinals are simply in a bad funk at the absolute worst time of the season.  When things go bad sometimes it spirals out of control and it can not be stopped. Manager Mike Matheny tried to stop the bad momentum with a lineup adjustment, but even that could not stop the losing streak as the Cardinals were swept by the San Diego Padres with a 3-2 loss on Wednesday afternoon. Matheny inserted super utility infielder Matt Carpenter into right field to spell the struggling Carlos Beltran and Carpenter responded in the top of the sixth inning with a two run home run.  But Carpenter's fifth home run of the season was all the offense the Cardinals...
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