ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — The St. Louis Cardinals are now sitting in third place in the NL Central after losing 9 of their last 12 games.
KMOX’s Mark Reardon and Kevin Wheeler caught up with manager Mike Matheny and discussed the issue of psychology and the thought process of players who are in a slump. Matheny mentioned the difference is knowing what to do and applying it, but says sometimes players just get into ruts.
The manager gave credit to the Mets pitching rotation saying it was the game of a life time. “(Robert Allen “R.A.”)Dickey is on one of the best runs he’s been on. Put those two things together and you can cause some frustration.”
Click below to listen to Mike Matheny’s full interview
Last night, Jamie Garcia returned to the starting lineup after resting his left elbow from soreness, but it was obvious that he was not ready. Garcia gave up 6 runs in just two innings in what became his shortest outing of the season.
Some good news for the ball club though is that First Baseman Lance Berkman is off crutches and on the road to recovery. Word around the club is Berkman will hopeful return in late July.
Matheny also responded to question on the draft replying, “I know that the organization is very excited with the young talent we have.” He went on to say, “we have some kids, a young pitcher as well that have the ability to come in and make a statement.”