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Playoff race: Cardinals gaining ground

Posted on: September 16, 2011 11:25 pm
Edited on: September 16, 2011 11:33 pm
 


By C. Trent Rosecrans

While most of the hype has surrounded the wild card race in the American League, the race to become the National League's fourth playoff team has gotten pretty interesting, too.

The Mets pounded Atlanta's Derek Lowe, lighting him up for six runs on nine hits in just 2 1/3 innings in an 11-2 victory for New York.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals overcame a potentially devastating error by Corey Patterson that tied the game in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Phillies 4-2 in Philadelphia in 11 innings, pulling St. Louis to within 3.5 games of the Braves.

Atlanta Braves
86-65
Remaining schedule: 2 vs. NYM, 3 @ FLA, 3 @ WAS, 3 vs. PHI
Coolstandings.com expectancy of wild card: 89.9 percent

St. Louis Cardinals
82-68, 3.5 GB
Remaining schedule: 3 @ PHI, 3 vs. NYM, 3 vs. CHC, 3 @ HOU
Coolstandings.com expectancy of wild card: 8.1 percent

San Francisco Giants
81-70, 5 GB
Remaining schedule: 2 @ COL, 3 @ LAD, 3 @ARI, 3 vs. COL
Coolstandings.com expectancy of wild card: 1.7 percent

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 10:52 pm
 

Playoff race: Cardinals gaining ground




Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 2:29 am
 

Playoff race: Cardinals gaining ground

The Cardinals to date have only a 64% save percentage with 24 blown saves. Just think, if half of those would have been converted, the division title would be theirs, not just hoping the Braves screw up enough to back into a Wild Card.


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