clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Cardinals are crushing any team in their way - A Hunt and Peck

But there is still a lot of games left...

St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The Cardinals have gone an absolute tear as of late, going 18-4 so far in the month of August, trashing the hopes and dreams of any team that stands in their way.

Data via Fangraphs
Data via Fangraphs
Data via Fangraphs
Data via Fangraphs

In the meantime, the Cardinals playoff hopes are growing from “small chance” to “actual possibility”:

Data via Fangraphs

This is a bit of a change from the last time the Cardinals went on a huge run to overcome shrinking playoff odds. Of course, the time I am referring to was 2011, when at this time the Cardinals were 10 games back with 31 games left to play. The Cardinals went 23-8 down the stretch to make up those games and sneak into the playoffs one game ahead of the Atlanta Braves.

The 2018 Cardinals currently sit in second place in the NL Central, just three back of the leading Cubs with 34 games left to play. The 2011 team ended the season with 90 wins. To end the season with as many wins as the 2011 team, the 2018 team needs to go at least 19-15 the rest of the season. The remaining schedule is:

  • 3 games against the Rockies (70-57)
  • 6 games against the Pirates (63-65)
  • 3 games against the Reds (56-72)
  • 3 games against the Nationals (64-64)
  • 3 games against the Tigers (53-75)
  • 4 games against the Dogders (67-61)
  • 3 games against the Braves (72-55)
  • 3 games against the Giants (62-66)
  • 3 games against the Brewers (71-58)
  • 3 games against the Cubs (73-53)

[cracks knuckles]

Here we go. Someone get some extra salsa.

what else is going on in baseball...

2019 MLB schedule highlights |

Albert Pujols makes incredible play at first | Los Angeles Angels

Women's Baseball World Cup Day 1 highlights |

The Battle Between Payroll and Parity | FanGraphs Baseball

Trevor Bauer, Fame, and the Right of Publicity | FanGraphs Baseball

One More Reason the MLBPA Should Include Minor Leaguers | FanGraphs Baseball

Ronald Acuña Jr. got his revenge on the Marlins |

MLB Week in Review: Secret hemorrhoids, Ronald Acuña owning the Marlins |

You need to see this two-run walk-off suicide squeeze |

Women's Baseball World Cup Day 1 highlights |

what the cardinals are up to...

A Look at the Cardinals' Hitters: Who Has Improved the Most Since the Manager Change? |

Shildt for Manager of the Year? USA Today's Nightengale Doesn't See Why Not |

Cardinals ride homers to sweep of Dodgers | St. Louis Cardinals


the colorado rockies

Believing in the Rockies’ Belief in Matt Holliday | FanGraphs Baseball

10 reasons Matt Holliday’s return to the Rockies is just right | Purple Row

the nl central

Brewers reportedly claim Matt Harvey, trying to work out trade | Brew Crew Ball

Brewers claim Reds pitcher Matt Harvey |

Yu Darvish opens up about his injury-filled season in a blog post | Bleed Cubbie Blue

viva el stuff...

Second Coming Of The 2011 Cardinals? | Viva El Birdos

other things...

Is Lionel Messi The Best Free-Kick Taker in the World? | Barca Blaugranes

The Blues’ prospects may be the team to beat at Traverse City | St. Louis Game Time

Tweet or e-mail me links @lil_scooter93 or at lil_scooter93 AT msn DOT com!