Contact Us

Cardinals Tie Braves For National League Wild Card

With just one game left in the season the Atlanta Braves massive wild card lead has disappeared and with the St. Louis Cardinals 13-6 win over Houston last night the two teams are deadlocked for the spot.

Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

If you had said that the St. Louis Cardinals would be fighting it out for the NL wild card earlier this year, you would have been called crazy.  This team was struggling out of the gate.  Albert Puljos had just gone through major contract issues and their ace Adam Wainwright was out for the season needing Tommy John surgery.  Here we are at the end of the season and St. Louis has battled back past Los Angeles, past San Francisco and into a tie with the Atlanta Braves.

The Cards were seeking motivation after being swept by the Dodgers in August and since that sweep they have won 21 of 29 games.  Last night was another feather in the cap as the beat the leagues worst Houston Astros 13-6.  That, combined with a 7-1 Braves loss to the Phillies has given St. Louis a real chance.

Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

For Atlanta, things look very dim right now.  The light is fading quickly and they can’t seem to win in September.  They are 9-17 this month and are coming off two big losses to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Tonight is the last game of the season.  If Atlanta and St. Louis are tied after tonight, The Cards will host a 1 game playoff on Thursday night.

Best of 104.5 The Team

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Teammates quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Teammates contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.