Sunday, April 9, 2017

Cold Bats, Bad Fundamentals Lead To Early Struggles For Cardinals

It is just a week into the St. Louis Cardinals regular season and the preseason's biggest concern — the starting rotation — carries the least amount of scar tissue. Far be it from me to call Carlos Martinez's Sunday start impressive or even decent, but the starters overall are doing their job very well; their work is simply being wasted by chilly hitting and a basic lack of fundamentals. As I sip a cup of evening coffee and listen to the sounds of a quiet Mardel Street tamper down, let's pop the hood and take this team's temperature.


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