Three rookies had memorable debuts yesterday with already three more wearing the Birds on the Bat with multiple innings to go today. A total of eight Cardinals could altogether join the St. Louis ranks before ever making it to the other side of Chicago.
While not a normal situation for sure, the Cards can really get a good look at who can help not only in 2020 but for upcoming years as well. That point will be very important as many on the COVID IL start returning.
Outside of Dylan Carlson, really every rookie is playing to keep his roster spot with the trade deadline right around the corner. With the Cubs on deck, there becomes even less time to introduce anyone not ready for the bright lights.
Baseball is back for the Cards but possibly not long for many of the eight rookies hoping to see St. Louis from the mound or the field.