Dodgers @ Cardinals, May 29: Back In St. Louis

So now it’s onto St. Louis, for a three-game series that will have neither Clayton Kershaw nor Zack Greinke, and then off to Coors Field, everyone’s favorite house of horrors, for a series that includes a doubleheader on Tuesday. Then, then it’s the Cardinals again next weekend, back in Los Angeles. The next 10 days are going to be a barrelful of laughs. Or something.

Dodgers
Cardinals
5:15 p.m.
St. Louis, Mo.
CF
Pederson
2B
Wong
SS
Rollins
3B
Carpenter
2B
Kendrick
SS
Peralta
1B
Gonzalez
LF
Grichuk
3B
Turner
1B
Reynolds
RF
Ethier
C
Molina
LF
Guerrero
RF
Heyward
C
Ellis
CF
Bourjos
P
Bolsinger (R)
P
Lackey (R)

It may not seem like it’s been that long since we’ve all seen the Cardinals, given that it was just last October when… well, you know. But a lot’s happened since then. Oscar Taveras was tragically lost in a car accident last fall. Adam Wainwright blew out his Achilles’ and is out for the year. First baseman Matt Adams just went on the DL with a torn quad. Shelby Miller is out, and Jason Heyward is in. Jordan Walden has been hurt. Jon Jay has been hurt.

And yet the Cardinals still have the best record in baseball at 31-16. Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong, Matt Holliday, and Jhonny Peralta, Lance Lynn, Trevor Rosenthal, and Michael Wacha have all been great. The Cardinals are good, because the Cardinals are always good. They haven’t had a losing record since 2007. Before that, it was 1999. What a franchise. This is fun, anyway:

And hey, Mike Bolsinger, who grew up a Cubs fan disliking the Cardinals, gets a pretty serious chance — this is the national MLB Network game — to prove that he’s not just a flash in the pan. Spin that curve, Mike.

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