MLB Standings Update: St. Louis Cardinals Extend NL Central Despite Nagging Injuries

The St. Louis Cardinals continue to suffer from nagging injuries—Matt Holliday is expected to miss a few games, Skip Schumaker returned only to see Mitchell Boggs sent down to AAA—and Albert Pujols's general ineffectiveness, but you wouldn't know it from their strong performance in the NL Central standings, where they've gone to 10 games over .500 and taken a three-and-a-half game lead over the Cincinnati Reds. They're just the third team to get that far over .500 across the MLB standings—the Cleveland Indians and the Philadelphia Phillies are already at the milestone. 

The Reds seemed to have righted the ship after their slow end to April, winning 11 out of 13 and sweeping the Cardinals to regain control over the central division, but after that they proceeded to lose six consecutive games, first to the Pittsburgh Pirates and then to those other two way-over-.500 clubs. The Brewers also remain well within range of the Cardinals, thanks to strong performances from Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, and—Jonathan Lucroy

For a full set of NL Central standings and daily dispatches on the Cardinals and the rest of the NL Central, visit Viva El Birdos

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation St. Louis

You must be a member of SB Nation St. Louis to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation St. Louis. You should read them.

Join SB Nation St. Louis

You must be a member of SB Nation St. Louis to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation St. Louis. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.