The St. Louis Cardinals enter the month of May with a less than stellar 15-14 record. For most teams, finishing any month over .500 would be considered a success – for a team like the Cardinals (who are expected to contend for the World Series), it's not quite good enough. The pitching staff has come out firing, ranking 4th in Major League Baseball in ERA. On the other hand, the offense has struggled mightily, ranking 25th in the league in runs scored. It's important to point out that the Cardinals have only played 12 of their 29 games at home, which will work to their advantage as the season progresses. Additionally, one month into the season is far too early to start getting concerned – case in point the 2004 Cardinals started the year 18-18 and went on to win over 100 games that season...
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