Originally written on The Cardinal Nation blog  |  Last updated 10/20/14
As we flip our calendars from April to May, there is disappointment among some St. Louis Cardinals fans. Despite generally good play by the club, there is a feeling they should have been better. The club has been unable to gain any series sweeps and have lost some close games they seemingly could have won. On the other hand, wouldn’t anyone have been happy to make a deal in March for the team to end April at 14-8 and with a three-game National League Central Division lead? As the data below indicates, the offense and pitching have been equally impressive in the early going, with the last item, run differential, pulling it together. Cards: April 2012 # NL rank of 16 Comment Team ERA 2.61 #2 WAS #1 at 2.33 Starters ERA 2.57 #2 WAS #1 at 1.78 Relievers ERA 2.70 #2 SD #1 at 2.54 Runs scored 113 Tied #1 ATL also with 113 Batting average 0.280 #1 #2 is NYM at .269 Run differential plus 53 #1 next closest is 27 (ATL) There are some interesting parallels to 201...

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