Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, September 1, 2021 -- "The Cardinals' Big Day"

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"It’s hard to talk about the Cards’ August performance, however, without talking about the schedule. Of their 15 August wins, 13 came against the Twins, Royals, Pirates, and Tigers. This will, in fact, be the first week since the first week of August in which the Cards don’t play the Pirates. It’s been a baby-soft slate and credit the Cards for leveraging it, but it’s not clear that we learned much about them in August. I might argue that losing five of nine to the Pirates and Tigers since August 20 is evidence that they underachieved."