Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 7/27/13
The St. Louis Cardinals have won 5 of their last 7 games since returning from the All-Star Game in New York. Granted, these series were more of a warm-up for the Cardinals, as both opponents have been struggling this year. After only losing game 2 in a 3 game series with the San Diego Padres, the Red Birds went on to dominate the Philadelphia Phillies in 3 games (4-1, 11-3, 3-1). Lance Lynn earned the only loss after giving up 4 runs in the first 3 innings, and the offense could not wake up in time to pull him out of it. While the Cardinals have to keep a close eye on the second place Pittsburgh Pirates, the team already looks prepared for an October showdown. Obviously, the Cards are doing something right. They have 6 batters with over a .300 batting average, led by Yadier Molina batting .336. They have 12 players with over a .300 on-base percentage with Matt Carpenter leading at .401. Defensively, the pitching staff has 3 players with 10 wins or more, (Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn,...
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