What if?

The St. Louis Cardinals entered the final two series of the 2012 regular season with something to play for: the Second Wild Card, which would assure them a one game playoff—the winner of which goes on to play in the NLDS against the playoff team with the best record.

Cardinals Schedule Outlook: August

If the Cardinals want to keep Pujols on the back burner and the season in focus, they cannot lose the month of August.