The St. Louis Cardinals are pulling away in the NL Central.
With the Milwaukee Brewers continuing to slide since trading away Josh Hader, the Cards have gotten hot and have added a little cushion to their lead in the division.
Yesterday, their trademark resilience was on full display as they rallied from a late deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks by a final of 6-4, completing a sweep and running their win streak up to seven games.
In fact, St. Louis is on a historic pace this month.
They’ve started out August with a 15-3 record, which is their best mark in August since 1944.
The #STLCards sweep the #Dbacks, 6-4, and are 15-3 in August, their best August winning percentage since 1944. They have 5-game lead over #Brewers
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 21, 2022
Cards On A Roll
The second half always seems to be the time where St. Louis heats up and plays their best baseball.
Now, they’ve separated themselves from the Brewers a little bit, and as they head to Wrigley Field for a five-game series against the Chicago Cubs, they have a chance to bury Milwaukee, who will be heading out west to play the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers.
Hot hitting from Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado, Lars Nootbaar, and Albert Pujols have carried the Cards this month.
Solid pitching from Adam Wainwright and Miles Mikolas has also helped out.
Their new acquisitions, starters Jose Quintana and Jordan Montgomery, have proven to be some solid pickups, as they’ve helped stabilize what was once an unbalanced rotation.
The Cardinals now have a record of 69-51.
If the postseason began today, the Cards would host the Philadelphia Phillies in a best-of-three Wild Card series.
St. Louis is on a roll now, and the next couple of weeks should be fun to watch for Cardinals fans.
We’ll see if the Cards can seal the deal and win their first division title since 2019.