Sure, it’s easy to be a nay-sayer when looking at the standings this morning. It’s only May 9, so whatever the standings reflect mean absolutely nothing in the overall picture of the 2017 baseball season. The Cardinals are only three games over .500. The NL Central is not very good.
But there’s enough negativity in the world right now …
So enjoy the fact the Cardinals are in first place on May 9.
Last year, they were never in first place at all, and were nine games back at this point of the season. The Cards have won four in a row and, as it says above, seven of their last 10. They’ve scored 30 runs in the four games of this road trip so far, and Carlos Martinez drove in four runs last night. Tommy Pham is back and, not surprisingly, he’s hitting.
Appreciate the good fortune and enjoy it while it lasts — maybe it will continue. It’s baseball, and anything is possible.