No charts today. It is pretty simple, really.
The Cardinals magic number is three with three games to play. Win, and they win the Central. And if you needed help getting pumped up for this, well, here you go:
what else is going on in baseball...
- Who is your team's MVP? - Sports on Earth
- X-Facors going into the playoffs. - Sports Illustrated
- And a look at postseason pitching. - Sports on Earth
- Mo'ne is in the Hall of Fame... sort of. - Cut4
- John Gibbons will return as the Blue Jays manager in 2015. - Hardball Talk
- When should you pull your pitcher? - 120 Sports
- Back surgery will put Gaints centerfielder Angel Pagan out for the season. - Hardball Talk
- The Braves offer interim general manager a full time gig. - Yahoo
- How to enjoy the Royals in the postseason. - Just a bit outside
- The Giants are boycotting longtime beat reporter. - Deadspin
- Benches clear when Madison Bumgarner hits Yasiel Puig in the foot. - Hardball Talk
- The Tigers are in the playoffs. - SBNation
- New baseball cards! - Deadspin
- MLB run differential.
- Keith Olbermann blasts Derek Jeter. - SBNation
- Why he is missing the point. - Sports Illustrated
- Top Jeter moments. - MLB
- A tribute to the Captain. - Sports Illustrated
- Jeter takes the field in Yankee Stadium for the last time. - MLB
- And this happened. Love you, baseball. - MLB
- Other athletes show their respect. - SBNation
Amazing! #RE2PECT— Trevor Rosenthal (@TrevRosenthal) September 26, 2014
- OMG SO CUTE.
One more tip of the cap from Jalen. http://t.co/4bwFMXgbdm— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 26, 2014
what the cardinals are up to...
Scott Rolen - the anti-Bowa/Green
Scott Rolen as absence itself
Dear Matt, Hit a home run. Thanks in advance for your assistance in this Matter. Love, Heather— Heather Simon (@lil_scooter93) September 24, 2014
whistles, innocently looks around* - Viva el Birdos
And.... That makes how many homers for Matt Holliday? Oh yeah. Twenty.— Heather Simon (@lil_scooter93) September 24, 2014
Shelby Miller 2014 September: 30 1/3 innings, .222 wOBAa, 5.20 K:BB, 0.59 HR/9, 0.86 WHIP 1.48 ERA, 2.76 FIP, 3.33 xFIP Is he "back"?— Ben Cerutti (@stlfanbc7) September 26, 2014
KNOW THINE ENEMY
the nl central
- The Pirates are rollin'. Sports on Earth
- And they have clinched a spot in the postseason. - Hardball Talk
- And the celebrated! - SBNation
- Why winning the Central is so crucial (for the Pirates AND the Cardinals). - Bucs Dugout
- Wrigley will look a lot different come next April.
Wrigley Field tonight vs Wrigley Field next April: pic.twitter.com/yld7kNygFn— Wrigley Blog (@WrigleyBlog) September 25, 2014
Worshington Nationals 93 65 .589 - Los Angeles Dodgers 91 68 .572 2.5 St. Louis Cardinals 88 71 .553 5.5 Pittsburgh Pirates 87 72 .547 6.5 San Francisco Giants 86 73 .541 7.5
the arizona diamondbacks
- The Diamondbacks have appointed their new GM. - AZ Snake Pit
- A special preview for this series from IHeartBoog. - Viva el Birdos
- For more Diamondbacks coverage, check out their SBN blog! - AZ Snake Pit
viva el stuff...
- BaseballFriend317 is against Matheny's use of the bunt. - Viva el Birdos
- To win the Central the Cardinals must lean heavily on the strength of their rotation, according to Vericson. - Viva el Birdos
With no one more important than Adam Wainwright. - Viva el Birdos
- Aaron talked to Chris Hrabe of KMOX about Cardinals Care. Listen to it here. - Viva el Birdos
- Joe Schwarz reflects on the career of Derek Jeter. - Viva el Birdos
- Craig Edwards weighed in on Jeter and Ozzie Smith in February. - Viva el Birdos
|Tuesday, September 23||Cardinals||3||Cubs||4||VEB TCcap||BCB Recap|
|Wednesday, September 24||Cardinals||1||Cubs||3||VEB Ruicap||BCB Recap|
Tonight's game begins at 8:40pm CST as the Cardinals head to the desert to take on the Diamondbacks. Micheal Wacha toes the rubber against Trevor Cahill. The Cardinals cannot fail.