The Cardinals offense has disappeared. A club that is capable of scoring lots of runs every game has averaged 2 1/2 runs per game. And let’s be honest…with our pitching, we are going to need more than 2 1/2 runs per game.
Although almost more sad, is the fact at how close all these games have been. Other than one game against Padres when we got killed by 8 runs, every game has been decided by 1 or 2 runs. I said it last season and I’ve already said it several times this season; the Cardinals are becoming good at being “just short.”
Getting a run here or there is just not cutting it. The Cardinals are going to have to figure out a way to mount rallies. I feel like the big guys are going to start coming through eventually. Pujols and Holliday are going to have the back to back home runs. But unless they play small ball successfully, get runners on, steal, hit and run and get a few rallies going, they are going to continue to fall just short. The pitching has actually been surprisingly good so far this season, which is not necessarily going to be the case all season long.
It also doesn’t help that the Reds are still undefeated. Early or not, this first week sets the precedent for the rest of the season.
There’s an off day tomorrow and that we start our west coast road trip. Hopefully the Cardinals will figure out how to get it done on the road because they certainly aren’t doing the job at home.
Waiting for the offense to wake up,