ST. LOUIS -- No run support, no problem. That has been the mantra this week for the Cardinals' starting pitchers, who have improved on their already gaudy numbers during a stretch of offensive weakness that continued in a 2-1 win over the Padres at Busch Stadium on Saturday.
The Cardinals have scored eight runs over their last five games, tying a season-worst stretch of offensive production for a five-game span, but their starting pitchers posted a 1.93 ERA during those games, which included a spot-start from Tim Cooney in place of the injured Jaime Garcia.
David Cobb is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.