The slow climb

At one point the only team in worse shape in the NL Central than the Cardinals were the Houston Astros.  But the Cardinals put together a winning streak and starting passing teams.  First, came the Pirates.  Yesterday another win put them one game over .500 and helped pass up the Cubbies.

Technically they are tied with the Brewers at 1 1/2 games back of the Reds, but one behind them in the loss column.  So far today the Brewers and the Reds are losing.  There’s a lot of baseball left to be played today, but if both those teams get saddled with losses and the Redbirds win, they will be officially in 2nd place and only 1/2 game behind the Reds.

This is quite a feat for a team that was completely imploding on themselves the first week of the season.  With any luck and the bats staying hot, 1st place could be ours easily within the week.  Let’s go Cardinals!

Gaining ground,

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