All too often in past seasons have we seen the Cardinals take a 7 or 8 game lead and just coast the rest of the season to a Division title. I know it is not even June yet, but the Reds have proven that they still cannot hang with the Phillies, our likely opponent if we were to win the Central.
Where do they go from here? The Pirates have our number. We drew the AL East this year for inter-league play. Worst of all, we are at the bottom of the NL in almost every single pitching category. The only bright spots this year thus far are Bruce and Votto, so glad we have the locked up for some years to come.