With the Cardinals stagnant, inconsistent offense, the Cardinals starting rotation has proved the strength of the team over the first third of the season. After Jaime Garcia's excellent start Sunday, he lowered his ERA to 3.72 with a 3.73 FIP in 38 2/3 innings this season. If Garcia had enough innings to qualify for the ERA title (he's roughly 30 innings short), that would place him solidly in the middle of the pack among starters in the majors. For the Cardinals, however, his ERA places him last in the rotation with his FIP ahead of Shelby Miller. Adam Wainwright, Michael Wacha, and Lance Lynn have paced the Cardinals this season with all three in the top 25 in the National League in both FIP and ERA (Shelby Miller is 26th in ERA), but when a rotation starts this well it is reasonable to wonder how long the good times will last...
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