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.
How sweep it is!— MLB (@MLB) September 19, 2021
That's EIGHT in a row for the @Cardinals! https://t.co/DNNtNuFcSQ pic.twitter.com/WdJ2KO5MRg
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!