Why the Cardinals must address lack of HRs now?

(KSDK Sports) -- If the Jhonny Peralta continues to lead this team in home runs with 15, and only Matt Holliday and Matt Adams have double digit home runs, then Redbird fans can should start looking to next season. The St. Louis Cardinals are the second worst team in the MLB in runs scored, RBI, and homeruns.

The Birds have lost two straight series to Miami and Baltimore, teams known for the long ball. The Marlins have one of the best power hitters in game and Baltimore's roster has three players who have combined 74 homeruns, the Cardinals team has 79. Giancarlo Stanton and Marlins can sweep the Birds tonight and Stanton, with a National League leading 31 homeruns, could put another ball almost out of Marlins Park (Link to his monster shot http://m.mlb.com/mia/video/topic/8877454/v35293493/must-c-crushed-stanton-hits-monster-home-run/?c_id=mia).

The Cardinals have proven they don't need homeruns to be successful. The 2013 team was fourth to last in the majors with 125 long balls and won the NL Pennant. But that team was also third in the MLB in RBI due to, a baseball record, .330 average with runners in scoring position. This year the Cardinals have a .243 average in those situations. No team since at least 2006 has won the World Series with fewer than 103 home runs or hit worse than .248 with runners in scoring position in a season. The Cardinals are on pace to hit 113 home runs this year and have a half game lead in the NL Wild Card race.


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