After losing to the Atlanta Braves on August 5, the St. Louis Cardinals at that point eight games were out in the race for the second place in the National League Wild Card and they had only a 1.5% chance of reaching the Postseason, based on FanGraphs playoff odds.
Six weeks later, the St. Louis Cards’ chances are up to 41.5% and the Redbirds are the favorites to win the second Wild Card of the National League:
With their three-game sweep of the New York Mets at Citi Field in the past three days, the Cardinals have won five games in a row and are 23-14 since Aug. 6. This is how St. Louis has been able to turn its season around and get back into the postseason race. These six are some key factors:
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Adam Wainwright has turned back the clock:
Paul Goldschmidt is hitting like an MVP.
Tyler O’Neill continues to shine.
Your defense makes the difference.
Luis Garcia and TJ McFarland have propped up their bullpen.
Their competition has faded.
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