The Cardinals went on another fierce bombing run Wednesday night at Busch Stadium, assertively pounding the Pittsburgh Pirates for 12 runs in the first three innings before showing mercy.
The final score was 12-3, running the Cardinals’ two-game total to 22 runs in their two victories over the Pirates, who may summon James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense to provide protection for today’s series finale.
After jumping on the Pirates, the Cardinals have now outscored startled opponents 60-19 in the first three innings of games this season. That isn’t baseball; that’s a mugging of a defenseless starting pitcher.
The Cardinals are scoring so early and often this season, it may take Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick to stop them.
The Cardinals, flying atop the NL Central at 16-8, are experiencing such high times that Rams draft pick Janoris Jenkins may try to sign with them.
So what in the name of baseball karma is going on here?