The St. Louis Cardinals have used a trio of second basemen this year as theyâ€™ve muddled to a 58-49 record heading into play Sunday that mirrors the mess the team has at the second-base position.
Itâ€™s time for the Cardinals to make a playoff push, but to do so they will also need a regular second baseman who plays fantastic defense and can get a key hit when necessary.Â That player is Daniel Descalso.
Descalso was a key part to the Cardinals 2011 run to the World Series championship, and he could play an even more important role this year if manager Mike Matheny gives him the chance.
Descalso has always played stellar defense, and he has flashed the leather lately. He filled in at shortstop for Rafeal Furcal for five games last week against the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies. In those games he made two outstanding defensive plays.Â He alsoÂ had six hitsÂ during the weekend agains the Milwaukee BrewersÂ and made a couple moreÂ fabulous diving plays.
Part of the Cardinals troubles this y...