The St. Louis Cardinals are on pace to win 85 games in 2014 and would likely miss the playoffs with that win total. The main problem is that their most productive hitters are having down seasons. Matt Holliday is not slugging like he used to. Matt Adams is undisciplined at the plate, and is not the same hitter he was with runners on base. Allen Craig, despite playing better of late, got off to a prolonged bad start. Winning is predicated on the best players getting the job done...
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