With the return of Jon Jay and Matt Carpenter, two of the St. Louis Cardinals casualties from the month May, the team seems to have begun playing good baseball. What, or whom, is responsible for the recent offensive upturn?
For the majority of two months, the St. Louis Cardinals have struggled offensively. Whether it’s getting hits, scoring runs or working with runners in scoring position, they kept falling short.
In recent days, however, things have begun to change. Slumps are ending, both for players and the team. While the Cardinals are 5-4 in their last nine games, a deeper look shows a much better trend than the win-loss record indicates.
Following are 10 signs that the Cardinals offense is coming back to life.