The Cardinals swept the Padres over the weekend, extending their winning streak to eight games and improving to 10 games over .500, at 79-69. With the Reds dropping two of three to the Dodgers, St. Louis now holds a three-game lead over the Reds for the second NL Wild Card. The Padres are 3 1⁄2 back. The Dodgers hold the top Wild Card spot, but they are still battling the Giants for the NL West crown.
Things won’t get any easier for the Cardinals this week, as they are in Milwaukee for a four-game set with the Brewers. The Reds will host the Pirates for a series starting Monday, while the Padres, Giants, and Dodgers are off today.
In Monday’s series opener in Milwaukee, it’ll be a matchup of Freddy Peralta and Jake Woodford, with the first pitch set for 6:40 PM Central.
Have a great day!