Thereâ€™s a malaise lingering in Cardinal Nation these days in the wake of the Pujols injury. Weâ€™ve been spoiled in recent years by Pujols greatness, solid starting pitching, and a relatively effective bullpen. Now all 3 abandon us at the same time forcing us to endure our first significant slump since September 2003, and people donâ€™t know how to react. Thereâ€™s a reason only 2 NL teams have ever won 100 games in 3 consecutive seasons. Take a deep breath and relax – itâ€™s a long season.