Lots to cover today... let's do some quick hits:
1) This weekend was poised to be one of the most dominant sweeps in St. Louis Cardinals history (more on that in a minute), but turned into the second most gruesome day of the season (Opening Day fiasco being #1). Jamie Garcia didn't bear down when he needed and got tagged for 5 runs. Carlos Martinez had his first real shaky outing, giving up 3 and looking like a prospect, not a MLB ready star and the offense went limp. Again.
2) But the worst news came before the game started when Jake Westbrook was placed on the 15-day DL with "elbow soreness".
Jake Westbrook is not stranger to surgery. Having procedures done on his right hip, left shoulder and, of course, his right elbow. The latter causing him to miss most of the 2008 season.
The Cardinals are claiming that this is a precautionary measure and that he's expected to skip his next 2 starts. Uh huh. We've heard this before from the Cardinals medical staff. It's almo...