The question that has to be on the minds of Cardinal Nation is: Haven't we seen this before?
The Cardinals seem to repeating the script to a degree from last season's World Series championship team. Taking out of the mix this most recent surge by the Cardinals, inconsistency has been the theme of this Cardinals team so far in 2012.
A hot start in April, an up and down May and until recently, a poor June, the Cardinals seem to be repeating their 2011 history. They have their NL Central foes right where they want them, confused and probably slightly frightened based on the last five games the Cardinals have played.
Here are five reasons the 2012 Cardinals remind fans of the 2011 Championship squad.