The Good News: After the dust settled on the Cubs' dominant buddies in Chicago, the Redbirds are still in good shape. They are one of only seven teams in baseball to win more than 20 games when the tomcat of Cinco de Mayo plays. They can be played in the top five of the National League in the following five categories or just a hair off the top 5 of the National League: average (.265), percentage at the base (.343), percentage (.435 ) and runs per game (5.1
The bad news: The pitching was problematic. The workforce ERA (4.36) checks in 10th place in NL. The 4.58 ERA of the rotation is ranked 12th in the NL. The bull's 4.04 ERA checks in fourth place, although the nine per minute total is 1.57 home trips per nine innings. And if you think that number is scary, compare it to the rotation. Kardinalstarter have delivered a NL-worst 1.86 Homer-per-nine.
Against baseball, only the starters of the Baltimore Orioles (41) have made more long balls than the Cardinals 37. Overall, the Cardinals also have the second Most homers were allowed to play baseball, a total of 58 to the wretched Orioles & # 75;
Topical News: The Brewers and the Cubs, the main challenger of the Cardinals to tear their postseason without end, There are some early punches as the national ranking of the National League is established. Specifically, they are turned on when pitching cardinals. More than half (eight) of the cardinals' 14 cardinal losses came in their 13 games against their rivals of the NL Central Bank.
The Cardinals recovered from an early raid in Milwaukee by sweeping the Brewers home. Then the Cubs Wrigley pulled out the rug. As Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said in his post-match interview on ESPN Sunday night, these teams know that this season is a long-drawn-out season in a single season. That does not mean that the first chapters have no meaning. They also illustrate how the Cardinals run the risk of becoming a good team that is not good enough to win a division that may or may not have room for wild cards because the division teams can beat each other so well.
Back to pitching for a minute.
The arms of Cardinals have an ERA of 5.19 against the Brewers in 10 games. The starters have only delivered three quality starts. Milwaukee meddled 25 home runs in 85 innings and beat a whopping .512. That's the robust season average of .439.
While Wrigley swept this weekend, Cardinals booked an 8.25 ERA. It can be argued that two grand slams wrongly distorted these numbers, but first the grand slams had to be served. The cardinals have zero quality starts in the series. No starter has set more than 5.2 innings. Each allowed more than four hits, several walks and three or more runs. Greater space collapsed on Sunday, allowing seven earned runs in three innings. On Saturday, Javier Baez won the home win in the eighth inning. There never was a chance on Friday. At the end of the series, the Cubs beat 0.52 against Cardinals pitching. That's more than the annual average of .464.
The best teams in the Cardinals Division have made a mighty jump to the Cardinals.
Of the 58 home runs, the Cardinals have allowed this season to the Brewers and the Cubs. In only 13 games. Unless it's an oddity of the early season, the Cardinals are better at making some improvements to the approach or the staff – or start getting more runs.