Ranking the Cardinals' 5 Most Devastating Injuries of 2012

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Ranking the Cardinals' 5 Most Devastating Injuries of 2012
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Chris Carpenter's injury has created a huge hole in the Cardinals' rotation.

As good as the St. Louis Cardinals were in April (14-8) they were predictably just as awful in May (13-16) as numerous injuries have mounted for the team.

After looking every bit like the defending World Series Champions in the early going, they currently rest in third place behind the all-pitch no-hit Pittsburgh Pirates and the tough, but flawed Cincinnati Reds.

As GM John Mozeliak cast his lot with aging All-Stars Lance Berkman, Rafael Furcal and Carlos Beltran, it was clear the overall health of the roster would be the most important hurdle the team would face in 2012.

Here are the five most critical injuries St. Louis has had to endure so far.

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