While much of the success that a team has comes from its own preparation, what goes on around them also plays a huge factor. The Cardinals have been among the most successful clubs at concisely addressing their needs this winter, but how has the rest of the National League Central done?
There is no doubt about the task that lies ahead for the Cardinals in starting their playoff push with the Pittsburgh Pirates. But Cardinals are primed to leave nothing off the table in taking down their most persistent foe.
The St. Louis Cardinals will be the National League Central Division champions as they enter the playoffs, but where they begin the postseason is still an important mystery.
The situation at the back end of the Cardinals’ bullpen four years later is nearly exactly the same.
Now let’s look at the strength of the schedule for the rest of the season for each team.
The St. Louis Cardinals have played as tough of a schedule as any team in Major League Baseball this season.
For the first time in almost a month, the St. Louis Cardinals will enter a series as the division leader in the National League Central.
The Cardinals return home from a suspenseful, yet successful road trip to face the Atlanta Braves for a four game tilt starting Thursday night. Here’s the current story of the two teams that will meet through this weekend in St. Louis.
The St. Louis Cardinals landed Friday in Atlanta ready to begin an 11-game, 10-day road trip against three of the best teams in the National League with the best record in Major League Baseball.
The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates have rarely played meaningful games against one another after the All-Star Break in the past 20 years, but this year their second-half matchups could be the most intriguing of the year.