The first half of the season has come to a close. Man has it been a rollercoaster ride for Cardinals Nation. We’ve had a lot of ups and we’ve had a lot of downs. Here are some of the major stories from the first half.
2. Pitching-The starting pitching this year has been for the most part solid. Carpenter got off to a really rough start, but in his last few starts he seems like he has finally gotten on track. Jaime Garcia has been excellent this year and is very worthy of that new extension he just signed. Jake Westbrook has been eh ok. Kyle McCellan has been kind of the opposite of Carpenter, Kyle got off to a good start but has been struggling as of late. Hopefully he can get back on track quickly. Kyle Loshe has impressed me the most this year out of any of our starting pitchers. He has finally recovered from those injuries he’s had the past few years. He has been great this year and hopefully will continue to be great the rest of the year.
The National League Central has been wild so far this year. The Brewers after starting off horrible have gotten hot and are tied with us for first. The Reds started off great, but ever since they swept us back in May, they have gone completely downhill even though they still are just 4 games out. The Pittsburgh Pirates have caught everyone off guard. My prediction now is that the N.L. Central won’t be decided until the final weekend, maybe even the final game, and either the Brewers or the Cardinals will win the Central (hopefully the Cardinals J