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A Shot in the Arm: Birds’ Hurlers Have Been Dominant

Published by on May 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The St. Louis Cardinals' improbable rebound from a dismal early May has yielded five straight wins, a three-game sweep of their bitter rival Chicago Cubs, and taking the first two games against the fading Kansas City Royals.

With the big bats of Rick Ankiel and Ryan Ludwick still on the rack, the Cardinals have turned to small ball and strong starting pitching to revive their team.

In their last five games, the Birds on the Bat have outscored their opponents 18-2. 

While 18 runs in five games is not earth-shattering offensive productivity, yielding only two runs is outstanding.

Through Saturday's game, the starting pitching staff had yielded only one run in 36-2/3 innings, while the ...

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