So how's that momentum going?
The Cardinals have shown the only "Mo" that matters in baseball is the one wearing pinstripes out of the bullpen.
Since the Cardinals supposedly took control of the National League Central with a sweep in Cincinnati, St. Louis has not only surrendered their two-game division lead, but now find themselves three games behind the Reds.
The Cardinals dropped their fourth straight game on Wednesday, as Milwaukee beat Adam Wainwright 3-2, while Cincinnati won its fifth straight, 11-7 over Arizona despite Joey Votto being scratched with a bad back.
Making things worse, the Cardinals' 1-4 record since sweeping the Reds has come entirely at Busch Stadium, while the Reds swept the Marlins at home and have won their first two games in a nine-game roadtrip. While the Cardinals are 10-5 against the Reds, they're 15-18 against the Cubs, Brewers and Astros. The Reds are 21-6 against those same three NL Central foes.
There's still plenty of baseball to play -- just as there was a week ago when the Cardinals were handed the division by some following their sweep at Great American Ball Park. St. Louis certainly has the starting pitching (or at least top three in the rotation) to win the division and just as last week's sweep didn't win the division for the team, this current streak hasn't lost it for the Cardinals.
It's too easy to look at a specific game or series and take the results and try to extrapolate a much larger meaning. But a 162-game schedule nullifies that.
Some credit needs to go to the Reds and manager Dusty Baker for bouncing back when many buried them. With Wednesday's comeback victory -- the Reds trailed 7-3 in the eighth before coming back for the win -- Cincinnati is now a season-high 18 games over .500 at 69-51. It was also their 35th comeback win this season.
"It was awesome," Reds right fielder Jay Bruce told the Cincinnati Enquirer . "But I can't say I'm surprised. We've been doing it all year."
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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