This still-new baseball season has brought its share of surprises for St. Louis Cardinals fans. Yadier isn't picking off runners like he once did, Matheny is running through relievers at a rapid clip and there are nagging questions about the team's run production. But you look at the Philadelphia Phillies roster and it seems like the same old stuff. Chase Utley's still there, the remains of Ryan Howard still get up to attempt an at-bat, heck, even Frenchy Francoeur is with the team. Maybe a four-game set against the Phillies, the losingest team in baseball history, is just what the Cardinals need.
7:15 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 12:45 p.m. Thu. (Apr. 27-30). Busch Stadium (Broadway and Poplar Street; 314-345-9600 or www.stlcardinals.com). $5-$250.80..
April 27-29, 7:15 p.m.; Thu., April 30, 12:45 p.m., 2015