After snapping a four-game losing streak in explosive fashion yesterday, the Cards hope to earn a split in this four-game series with the upstart Cubs after losing the first two in blowouts. Last night, the Cards offense broke through with 13 runs, including nine in one inning, marking the team's
Remaining Schedule: The Cards (71-61) play all but two series against NL Central opponents. They play seven games against a dangerous, nothing-to-lose Cubs team, seven more games against the Reds, three games versus the Pirates, and here's the big one: seven games against the Brewers. In between all of those
The Bottom Line: After the Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the middle innings, the Cards mounted a rally in the seventh inning when Jon Jay hit a sacrifice fly and rookie Randal Grichuk belted a pinch-hit RBI single to tie the game 2-2. Nonetheless, Ike Davis responded with the
By compiling a 6-2 overall record the past week or so, the Cards now look like a serious playoff contender, and with Yadier Molina and Michael Wacha expected to return in September, things are looking up for the Cards. The Cards had a successful home stand, taking three of four
With the Cards winning their last six out of seven games, the team has propelled itself into the heart of the NL playoff race. The Cards still sit 2.5 games behind the Brewers for the division lead, but they are 2.5 games ahead in the Wild Card race. Tonight, the
The Bottom Line: With a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning, Jhonny Peralta sent Busch Stadium into a frenzy, as the Cards won their fifth game in six days with a thrilling 6-5 win over the Reds. While closer Trevor Rosenthal continued his recent struggles with a blown save
Tonight at Busch, the upstart Cards look for their fourth straight victory when they take on the Padres in the third game of this four-game series.
The Pitching Matchup: Despite his struggles this season, Shelby Miller (8-9, 4.17 ERA) takes the mound against a team he’s fared well against this year.
The Bottom Line: The Cards took advantage of three consecutive walks by Padres All-Star pitcher Tyson Ross to start the game, and Matt Adams belted an RBI single while Jhonny Peralta recorded an RBI groundout to jumpstart the Cards into a 4-2 victory. Kolten Wong and Oscar Taveras added insurance