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The St. Louis Cardinals have one last series to clinch the second National League Wild Card berth.

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Reds at Cardinals Game 3 Open Thread

Shelby Miller and a cast of thousands.

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Watch the Dodgers with your internet friends

I have to be out of keyboard range tonight, so I'm typing this not knowing whether you'll be celebrating in here or watching, very nervously, as the Los Angeles Dodgers play the San Francisco Giants. Which makes the body of this thread a little less relevant to your immediate interests than usual.

If the Cardinals and the Dodgers somehow fail to resolve the Wild Card today—don't ask me how, I'm just planning for contingencies, here—allow me to suggest as an alternative topic of discussion either short story collections written since 1990 I should recommend to my creative writing students or the X-Files episode "Jose Chung's From Outer Space."

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Reds at Cardinals Game 2 Open Thread

Chris Carpenter (DGAF) draws Mat Latos (13-4, 3.52) in his third start of the season.

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The Cardinals make awkward frontrunners

The St. Louis Cardinals could be the villain in an action movie, but halfway through you'd hear about their rotten childhood.

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Jaime Garcia homers, because he's afraid to awayer

With the Los Angeles Dodgers playing the San Francisco Giants on the West Coast, the St. Louis Cardinals put themselves within one win of clinching a berth in the NL Wild Card play-in game Monday night, beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-2. Jaime Garcia managed simultaneously to win a crucial game and confirm peoples' negative impressions of him, going six-plus innings, allowing two runs, and hitting a solo homer while at Busch Stadium.

Allen Craig, Yadier Molina, and Daniel Descalso drove in the other three runs for the Cardinals, who won in spite of Pete Kozma reaching base just once. Scott Rolen doubled and Brandon Phillips had an RBI and got booed a lot for the Reds, who fall to 96-64 on the season.

With two games to go, the Cardinals are a win or a Dodgers loss away from clinching the chance to play a much more nerve-racking game against the Atlanta Braves for the chance to play in the NLDS. They'll send Chris Carpenter out to face Mat Latos Tuesday night. When reached for comment, Chris Carpenter screamed unintelligibly into the receiver for like an hour.

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Reds at Cardinals Game 1 Open Thread

Noted singer-songwriter Bronson Arroyo (12-9, 3.70) gets Jaime Garcia (6-7, 3.99), spared from crippling panic by his proximity to the Gateway Arch.

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Cards carry slim Wild Card lead into final series

An array of possibilities face the Cardinals, who lead the race for the National League's second Wild Card berth by two games with three to play.

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When the slumping stops

Now Allen Craig is hitting an empty .327 in September. You're welcome.

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