Wednesday, September 09, 2009

5 Curious Facts/Opinions About the 2009 St. Louis Cardinals

5. Their NL Central division lead hasn't decreased since July 30.

4. If the Cardinals lost every game for the rest of the season, they would finish with the same number of wins as their 2006 World Championship team.

3. The Cardinals thought that Kyle Lohse would be the team's third-best starting pitcher, (and paid him accordingly) but it has actually been Joel Pineiro.

2. Things are good when your team's fourth-best starter is future Hall of Fame member John Smoltz.

1. The NL Cy Young Award winner will not be a Cardinal, because Chris Carpenter (16-3, 2.16 ERA) will split the vote with his teammate Adam Wainwright (17-7, 2.68 ERA).

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