On Sunday, St. Louis Cardinals nation was reeling after being swept at Busch Stadium by the Texas teams. Thursday morning, we’re elated after our beloved birds on the bat swept the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley on Wednesday afternoon. The first time they have done this since 1988.
To put that in context for myself, I was 8 or 9.
This little week and a half stretch could be considered quite the snapshot for the 2016 St. Louis Cardinals season.
Some games, they are on fire. Other games, it’s like they don’t care. But you know, deep down the do. It’s just… you know. Baseball.
It was a relief to see great starts from Jaime Garcia, Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha. Wacha pitched with a confidence we haven’t seen in some time. Garcia is looking like we’ve hoped he would look for seasons now and Waino, while not completely bueno, was not bad at all.
The lineup put together great at-bats. And, dare I say it, they looked scrappy on the basepath and in the field.
Minus the dramatics of supposed-closer Trevor Rosenthal, it has been what we have been hoping to see from this team. And I couldn’t be happier this team showed up against the freakin’ Chicago Cubs. How sweep it is!
Here’s a little recap from MLB on the Cards 7-2 victory over the Cubs Wednesday.
Let’s hope they keep on this track of playing great baseball as they head to Seattle for a three-game set against the Mariners.