The Cardinals, winners of 11 straight games, are 82-69 and now hold a 4 1⁄2 game lead for the second National League Wild Card. Miles Mikolas turned in seven strong innings, and the offense put on a show: 10 runs on 15 hits, including five doubles and home runs from Tyler O’Neill and Paul Goldschmidt.
The @Cardinals have won 11 straight games for the first time since 2001 (8/9-8/19).— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) September 23, 2021
That was Albert Pujols' rookie season. pic.twitter.com/KhBQhN1uqh
The @Cardinals' 11th straight win is a major storyline in @MLB this morning. One aspect of the victory stands out to me: Miles Mikolas (7 IP, 2 ER) threw 7+ innings for the first time in exactly two years; the most recent occasion was Sept. 22, 2019, at Wrigley. @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) September 23, 2021
The Reds were rained out on Wednesday, and the Padres fell to the Giants. So, it’s the Dodgers holding the first Wild Card spot, with the Cardinals in the second spot. Both the Reds and Phillies are 4 1⁄2 games back. The Padres are six games behind, and the Mets have dropped to 9 1⁄2 back.
St. Louis has a chance to complete a four-game sweep in Milwaukee, behind Adam Wainwright this afternoon. It’ll be Waino up against Adrian Houser around 1:20 PM at American Family Field.
Have a great day!