After seemingly rediscovering their winning ways in the month of May, the St. Louis Cardinals have fallen flat to start June.
The team has lost four consecutive games and are 4-9 in their last 13 games.
As such, they have fallen back to the bottom of the National League with a record of 25-36.
Things looked to be improving after four consecutive series wins against the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
However, they have been in a tailspin since then.
The offense is largely to blame for their misfortunes lately.
On Twitter, Cardinals analyst Brandon Kiley posted some distressing numbers that sum up just how poorly the team has performed.
The #STLCards are 4-9 in their last 13 games. Twelve of those 13 games have been played against CIN (27-33), CLE (27-32), KC (18-42) & PIT (32-27).
Some notable OPS numbers in that stretch:
Nolan Arenado – .620
Nolan Gorman – .562
Tommy Edman – .554
Willson Contreras – .297
— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) June 6, 2023
Much of their offensive struggles have to do with the fact that Willson Contreras and Nolan Arenado have both been slumping as of late.
In the Cardinals’ recent 13-game stretch, Arenado has posted a miserable .620 OPS.
Contreras has an OPS of .297 since the beginning of the stretch.
Nolan Gorman and Tommy Edman have OPS marks of .562 and .554, respectively.
These are certainly some concerning stats for the Cardinals, who were expected to have a solid offense at the beginning of the season.
But that offense is nowhere to be found at the moment.
Even more alarming is the fact that 12 of those 13 games came against the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Guardians, Kansas City Royals, and Pittsburgh Pirates.
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