The Cardinals have now won 18 of their last 24 and 11 of their last 13 games to pull to within 2.5 games of the wild-card leading Atlanta Braves. The Cards have 8 games left, the Braves only seven. If the Cards go 6 and 2 (about what their pace has been over the past month), they would need the Braves to go 3-4 for us to tie, which is very doable. I'd rather they win 7 of 8 or 8 of 8 and have the Braves go belly up, so it's not a one-game playoff, but man is it fun to still be in the race. I thought they were dead in the middle of August.
Here's a great clip from a couple of days ago when the Cardinals clubhouse heard that the Marlins had hit a two-out, walk-off homerun to beat the Braves in the ninth inning. Tony LaRussa's face is priceless: