After looking at the upcoming season schedule a few key areas stand as significant building blocks for a successful
defense of the NL Central.
1 Open with 12 of first 18 on the road ending in Ariz. + SF
2 SF starts a 17 game run ( from SF to home for 4 against the Braves )
-the 17 games include 4 at Philly
3 Home for the Astros to start a 13 game stretch- thats 30 games in 31 days !
5 Close August with 13 straight , heading into a potentially brutal Sept.
6 30 Days Has September and the Cards play 28 of them including 13 with no rest to close out the year-
that is barring any make ups .
They need good solid performances from the starters and to be healthy at these critical junctures of the upcoming
campaign. We caught a few breaks in scheduling - AL West with the Angels, Mariners and A's @home and on the road for Toronto and the JV I mean KC. The season also ends with the last 7 home against Pitt. and Col.
It,s these 6 important stretches that would go a long way to making the season we all want to see.