The Cardinals open a series with the Padres on Tuesday night at Petco Park.

SAN DIEGO — Not even a lefty could help the Cardinals unlock this consuming funk.

The Cardinals' search for any semblance of sustained offense will have to continue Thursday afternoon because Wednesday, like Tuesday and the Sunday before it, were as fruitless as they were scoreless. Groundhog Days are supposed to be more productive. San Diego lefty Blake Snell toyed with a no-hitter and had the compliant lineup to do it against as he led the Padres to a 1-0 victory Wednesday at Petco Park. The Cardinals were shut out for the third consecutive game.

In today’s 10 a.m. video, columnist Ben Hochman shares his thoughts on frightful Cardinals offense. Also, a happy birthday shoutout to Vince Coleman! And, as always, Hochman picks a random St. Louis Cards card from the hat. Ten Hochman is presented by Window Nation!

Sports columnists Ben Frederickson and Jeff Gordon attempt to diagnose a Cardinals lineup that has shriveled. Albert Pujols can't do it all alone.

Derrick Goold

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