It’s no secret that the Cardinals are in a little bit of a downward spiral. There was the sweep of the Cards by the Braves this past weekend, an ugly outing against the Pirates on Monday, and another 2 ugly outings against Pittsburgh in doubleheader baseball yesterday. I know some people, some would call them “haters”, who think that the Cardinal faithful are on the verge of breaking up with the team. Not this girl. No way, no how.
Yes, I’m saddened by the fact that Yadi is out for two weeks, but I have faith in Tony Cruz. He’s been hitting well as of late, hitting a triple during Monday’s dismal performance. He’s a backup for Molina, and he’s a strong force for the team. He’s had Yadi as a mentor, and now he can put some of his skills to the test.
Again, I am saddened-in the way that the Cardinals have lost control of the NL Central. But, still sitting at 62-43, the Cardinals are on top of the Wild Card race in the National League. They’re still 4 games up. Not so bad, considering they’ve lost 6 straight.
As a true Cardinals fan, I am going to continue to cheer on my team. I’m going to sit glued to my TV and watch the games. I’m going to have faith in the fact that Wainwright is the starting pitcher tonight. I’m going to cheer on Daniel Descalso as he gets the start tonight at second. I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for Jay as he returns to the lead off spot in the batting order. I’m going to believe that Tony Cruz will fill the void left by Yadi going to the DL. I’m going to keep my faith in Beltran’s and Holliday’s hitting abilities. I may even reminisce a little, David Freese-style. I’m going to hope that the #6 that is sported on the jerseys is going to infuse a little bit of magic. I’m going to sit with my son and my daughter and show them how Cardinals’ fans are not fairweather nor bandwagon fans.
Today, I proudly wear my Cardinal red and continue to cheer on my team.