The Cardinals missed out on Juan Soto but were able to nab Jordan Montgomery from the Yankees, who has already proven himself in his first start.
Just last night, he went for 5 innings and allowed just 2 hits against his former team, the Yankees, which also happens to be the best team in baseball.
At the deadline, they also added in some bullpen pieces that have helped them go on this winning streak.
The Cardinals Offense Is Now Healthy and Clicking at the Plate
The Cardinal’s offense is very, very intimidating against any team. They have scored 4 or more runs in every game during this hot streak except for last night and have been seeing the ball well.
Paul Goldschmidt continues to slaughter the baseball, and he scored the one run in last night’s win against New York. Nolan Arenado hit a rocket single to get him in for the lone run in the 1-0 win.
Yadier Molina and Tyler O’Neill are both back in the lineup and are intimidating bats to keep in mind. Even Paul Dejong has come to the big leagues after a rough start and has hit multiple
homers in the past week.
St. Louis’s Starting Staff Isn’t Fully Healthy But Has Dominated
The Cardinals added in Montgomery to compensate for the injuries of Steven Matz and Jack Flaherty. Even with them out, the Cardinal’s staff has allowed just 7 runs in 6 games, including 3 shutouts.
About a week ago, Andre Pallante threw an impeccable 8 innings allowing just 5 hits and shutting out the Nationals. Then the next night, Adam Wainwright threw for 7 innings and 0 runs against the Cubs.
Miles Mikolas and Dakota Hudson round out the rotation and have also pitched extremely well over the past few weeks. The bullpen has also added in a few wins as Jordan Hicks, and Ryan Helsley throw gas in the later innings.
Even though I have faith in the starting staff, they aren’t gonna pitch this well every single night. As long as they stay consistent, the bullpen should be able to keep opposing teams in check to help out the starters.
Can the Cardinals Keep the Momentum to Stay Above the Brewers in the NL Central?
The Cardinals have now overtaken first place in the NL Central and are in an incredible spot. Paul Goldschmidt continues to play like the MVP, and Arenado has made astonishing defensive plays almost every night.
Guys such as Nolan Gorman, Tommy Edman, and Dylan Carlson are going to need to step up and are the main factors in the Cardinal’s success. This is the year to win it all, as some of the older guys are set to retire after the season.
St. Louis has a chance to sweep the Yankees tomorrow and will then take on the Rockies and Brewers next week. This team definitely goes on streaks, and I have faith that they’ll continue to play terrific baseball!