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The Cardinals were expected to have a fantastic pitching staff this season.
It turned out good, but not nearly as well as it could have.
This is owed in part to the injury of Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals' ace.
Without Wainwright, the three main starters for the team are Kyle Lohse, Jaime Garcia, and Chris Carpenter, all who are great pitchers, and have handled the loss of their teammate very well.
Lohse, Garcia, and Carpenter have ERA's of 3.32, 3.23, and 3.74.
The only drawbacks to their starting rotation are fourth and fifth starters, Jake Westbrook and Kyle McClellan. Westbrook has an ERA of 5.34, and McClellan 4.32.
The Cardinals have a very good closer in Fernando Salas, who has 15 saves and a 2.36 ERA.
Also in their strong bullpen are Jason Motte, with a 2.60 ERA, Mitchell Boggs, with a 2.70 ERA, and Eduardo Sanchez, with a 1.88 ERA.