St. Louis Cardinals: 5 Reasons the Chips Are Aligned for 2nd-Half Surge

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St. Louis Cardinals: 5 Reasons the Chips Are Aligned for 2nd-Half Surge
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Inconsistency has been the key buzzword around the St. Louis Cardinals to start the 2012 season.  They came out of the gates winning their first six series to start the year and nine of their first 11.

The pitching was consistent and the hitting was putting up runs in bunches.  Then the Braves came to town in early May, swept the Cardinals and the season has been all over the board since.  Injuries, poor pitching from both the starters and bullpen, bats disappearing for games on end, and the Cardinals find themselves barely above .500.

Now as the season nears its halfway point, the Cardinals have managed to keep themselves in the race in the NL Central, only 2.5 games back of the division-leading Cincinnati Reds.  Here are five reasons the Cardinals are poised to make a second-half run at the division.

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