Take a deep breath, Cardinal fans. You didn't really think that April 20-11 pace would last, did you? Over a long season, there will be rough patches. The starting pitching didn't figure to stay that good, and when the starting pitching doesn't get as deep into games, that taxes the bullpen. Then, there are the injuries, slumps, defensive lapses, and the rest. Plus, the fact that the Cardinals seldom do well on the West Coast. But, the Cardinals are still in first place.

And, remember what I told you about being a WACF.