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Cardinals news and notes: Run prevention, Matt Carpenter, Sam Tuivailala, Kolten Wong

Monday’s VEB action.

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Here’s a look back at Monday’s Viva El Birdos stories:

The Cardinals’ run prevention numbers should be better in 2017 — Alex Crisafulli used his statistical savviness and recent team trends to explain why the Cardinals’ hurlers should prevent fewer runs from scoring in 2017.

Matt Carpenter’s hitting in 2016, pre- and post-injury — Joe Schwarz took a look back at Matt Carpenter’s offensive performance before and after he suffered the oblique injury in July.

Evaluating Sam Tuivailala’s case for a roster spot — I wrote about reliever Sam Tuivailala, who might be in contention to land a roster spot out of spring training.

Kolten Wong’s second-half adjustment — Ben Markham rounded out the day with a detailed story on the adjustment made by Kolten Wong down the stretch of last season.

That does it for Monday. Check back Tuesday for more!