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Cardinals News and Notes: Shifts, Offense, Farm, Relievers, Mother’s Day, and a Series with the Padres

A recap of the weekend’s stories

St Louis Cardinals v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Here is a look back at the stories you may have missed from the weekend:

The Cardinals Have Been Shift Out of Luck - John LaRue explains that St. Louis’s offensive struggles certainly aren’t helped any by the shifts used against them.

Daily Farm Report: Single A Sweep - Austin Ward recapped Thursday’s farm games, highlighted by Peoria’s sweep.

Dexter Fowler has a refrigerator of Budweiser in his living room - A Hunt and Peck - Lil_scooter shares that Dexter Fowler has a stock of ‘adult beverages’ in his house.

Game 36 Recap: the return of Dinger Patrol - Andy Schrag recapped Friday’s game, where home runs were galore.

The Cardinals offense has been led from behind - Andy Schrag draws the conclusion that the bottom of the lineup, rather than the top, has been leading the way at the plate.

Cardinals Fail in Extras 5.12.18 - Van-Hicklestein recapped Saturday’s extra-inning defeat in San Diego.

Two Notes on Relievers - Ben Clemens provided an in-depth piece on relievers John Brebbia and Matt Bowman.

Happy Mother’s Day from VEB - Aaron Schafer sends a message to all of the mothers out there. Happy (now belated) Mother’s Day!

Weekly Farm Recap 5/6-12: Flaherty Stays Strong, Muñoz Slugs - Tanner Puckett wrote another informative recap of the week of farm play, highlighted by Jack Flaherty and Yairo Munoz.

Cards get shut down by Clayton Richard in 5-3 loss and yes that’s as bad as it sounds - Stlcardsfan4 summarized Sunday’s series finale with the Padres, when Clayton Richard whiffed 10 batters over eight innings of one-run ball.

That does it for our weekend stories. Check back throughout the week for more!