After a scalding 20-10 start to the season, the last few weeks have seen the Cardinals come crashing back to earth. They’re 3-11 since the final game in the Nationals series. You might think that the 20-10 start was an aberration held up by dumb luck and one-run wins, but that’s not really true. Their pythagorean record at that point was 18-12 and they were 5-3 in one-run games. If anything, the opposite is true. Before last night’s debacle, they were 3-10 in their last 13 but their pythagorean record had them between 5 and 6 wins over those games.