The Cardinals won their 17th consecutive game last night and clinched a postseason berth. St. Louis will play in the National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday, October 5; as things stand now, they will take on the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers are two games back of the Giants for the NL West lead with five days left to go in the 2021 regular-season campaign.
Adam Wainwright: “FanGraphs had us at like a negative 400 percent chance to make the playoffs, and we just proved everyone wrong. We're going to try to and keep doing that.”— Zachary Silver (@zachsilver) September 29, 2021
Obviously, last night’s win was exciting for so many reasons. Not only did the Cardinals extend their franchise-best win streak to 17, but Adam Wainwright picked up his 17th win of the season and was a key factor all year long to push the Cardinals to their third straight Postseason appearance. New faces in the Busch Stadium home clubhouse this year — Nolan Arenado, Lars Nootbaar, T.J. McFarland, and others — sure know how to celebrate.
Nolan Arenado on the #STLCards clinching a postseason berth: "I'm just thankful to be a part of this team. ... This is why I'm here, to have a chance to get to the playoffs, and to be able to do it the first year is a great feeling." pic.twitter.com/FFml7jV39C— Bally Sports Midwest (@BallySportsMW) September 29, 2021
The Cardinals still have five regular season games remaining, with the next contest set for Wednesday evening with the Brewers. Miles Mikolas will make the start, opposite of Adrian Houser, with the first pitch set for 6:45 PM Central.
Have a great day! The Cardinals are in!!