Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals at Braves

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals at Braves

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SCOUTING REPORT * The Cardinals will head southeast for a road trip to Atlanta and Miami, which begins with three games against the Braves. The Cardinals continue to hover around .500 after their series with the Milwaukee Brewers and after rebounding from their 3-9 start.

Though the pitching has been good, the offense has seen some struggles. Shortstop Aledmys Diaz, hovering around a .200 batting average, was dropped from second to sixth in the batting order in Thursday's finale with the Brewers. Entering Thursday, Diaz has just four hits in his last 30 at-bats (.133 average) and 10 hits in his last 63 (.159).

The Braves are playing some of their first games in their newly opened stadium, SunTrust Park. The new ballpark has a shortened wall in the right-field gap, as much as 20 feet shorter than Turner Field. …

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