As the second half of the season begins for the St. Louis Cardinals in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, there are a lot of expectations on this squad of Redbirds.
They almost seemed on cruise control for much of the season, easily winning many games with excellent starting pitching and/or by beating their opponents into submission.
While the Cardinals didn't finish June with a spectacular record (14-14), they still have the second-best record in baseball behind the Pirates. I think there are still some great things in store for the Cardinals in the second half.
Here are five bold predictions for the Cardinals in the second half of the 2013 season.