Buckle up, folks. The St. Louis Cardinals are back in the playoffs for the fourth straight year.
With Tuesday’s win over the Milwaukee Brewers, they wrapped up a first-place finish in the NL Central and clinched a spot in the postseason. It’s their first division title since the 2019 season.
On top of that, the “Albert and Yadi Farewell Tour” has been extended yet again!
This will be the eighth time Albert Pujols has appeared in a postseason with the Cardinals. For Yadier Molina, it will be his 13th time in the playoffs during his 19-year career with the Cardinals. Both players have announced that 2022 will be their final season in the majors. Meanwhile, there is still plenty of speculation regarding Adam Wainwright and if it is his last season with the team as well.
With the Cardinals essentially locked in as the No. 3 seed in the National League, they’re poised to host the best-of-three Wild Card Series against either the Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres or even the Milwaukee Brewers.
That opening series is set to take place at Busch Stadium from Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9.
Tickets are on sale now for the Wild Card series.
From there, should they advance, the Cardinals would likely take on the NL East champion, either the New York Mets or Atlanta Braves, in the NLDS set to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
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