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Cardinals news and notes: Zigging, farm, closer’s role, Mets

Monday’s stories

St Louis Cardinals v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Here’s a look back at Monday’s stories:

The Cardinals should zig while the Cubs and Brewers zag - Ben Markham explains that the Cardinals chances to improve have pummeled, with the Cubs and Brewers already strong and strengthening.

Weekend Farm Report: Carson Kelly and Nick Martini walk off for Memphis; Luke Weaver, Ryan Helsley, and Chris Ellis have nice outings - I recapped the weekend on the farm, which featured a walk-off homer from Nick Martini and a solid outing from Ryan Helsley.

Who should close for the Cardinals? - A Hunt and Peck - “Who should close for the Cardinals?” asks Lil_scooter in her Monday link post. Good question.

Cardinals should destroy the Mets - Craig Edwards previewed this week’s four-game set at Citi Field.

Cardinals v Mets Lineups, Game Thread, July 17 - Here is pre-game info and a game thread for Monday’s series opener.

Despite their best efforts, the Cardinals won the baseball game - A Recap from July 17, 2017 - Lil_scooter recapped Monday’s 6-3 win, though it wasn’t particularly pretty at times.

That does it for Monday!