Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Cards miss playoffs

The St. Louis Cardinals missed the playoffs for the seventh time in 30 years as of Sunday afternoon. A combination of injuries and lackluster pitching led to the Cardinals watching the playoffs instead of playing this month. The Giants and Mets will face off in New York in the NBL Wild Card Game today.
The Cardinals entered the final weekend of the season needing to sweep the Pirates and hope the Giants lose at least one against the Dodgers. The Cardinals held up their end of the burgin, but the Giants avoided a historic second half collapse to hold on to the second Wild Card in the National League as the Giants swept the Dodgers. The Cardinals played well the last month of the season, but it was too little too late. ~ Nate Gaines