June 1, 2010

Cards put up dozen to tie Reds for first in NL Central

The ability of the Cards to put up bigtime offense has been there from the start of the season, but it hasn't always showed on a consistent basis -- until now.

Yesterday's 12-4 win over the first place Reds was a demonstration of how the offense has been kicking into high gear lately, and then, against some pretty good opposing pitching. Cards fans would hope to see this kind of offense every game, but this is baseball, and should substantial offensive numbers come along a bit over half the time, the Cards (or any major league squad) will be in good shape.

Look for a good run going all the way into the All-Star break, and then a lot of worry during the break. For now, however, enjoy a team that is about to play up to its potential.

Of course, one win does not a series win, and the Reds, even though now tied with the Redbirds in the NL Central, are not going to step aside without a fight. And how tough is baseball? Well, if the Cards win one of the next two with Cincy, and take this series, they'll both still be tied for first place.

One of the best early season series is currently underway in St. Louis, on the heels of a rivalry series back in the Windy City. And oh boy, all those games in the second half versus Chicago. But let's not get too far ahead.

Reds ... Cards ... tonight, in the Lou.

     NL CENTRAL


 
  1. St. Louis    0 GB
  2. Cincinnati   0 GB
  3. Chi Cubs    6.0 GB
  4. Milwaukee 8.5 GB
  5. Pittsburgh   9.0 GB
  6. Houston     12.5 GB