Look, I am just as frustrated with the current stretch as anybody. Factor in the fact that the Cardinals have hit the skids and the last five games become even more maddening.
However, two very important facts remain that not many people seem to have a grasp on right now:
1. This team has a lights out pitching staff.
2. This team currently has a four game lead for the Wild Card spot.
This is the hardest portion of the schedule, no question. As has been pointed out lately, the schedule is going to soften up a bit within the next couple weeks.
I know it doesn't look good but I am still hoping the front office pulls off a move today that improves this offense. But even if they don't, it is not realistic to think that this offense is going to struggle to score two runs everytime out the next two months of the season. It's just not going to happen. This is a bad stretch, it will get better.
Bad stretch? Absolutely. A win today would go a long way for the collective minds of Redszone. A win today coupled with the off day tomorrow can really clear our heads and focus on getting back to work Friday.
It will be ok.