The Cardinals picked up their 80th win in their 9-1 final over the Arizona Diamondbacks, as they continue to build on the best record in baseball. The Royals squeezed out a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles for their 77th win this season. The Cardinals are in, as manager Mike Matheny calls it, “a dogfight,” while the Royals will coast into the playoffs.
Which team will carry more momentum into the October playoffs? Given the roster make-up and the way the season has progressed, both teams are in great positions to do great things during the playoffs.
The Cardinals have basically led wire-to-wire. The young players on this roster will benefit from a tight race down the stretch. The Royals had their dogfight in the first two months of the season. Now the club is hitting their stride. They know how to handle big game situations.
Watch as I broadcast from the Learfield Lounge and explain how both teams may meet in the I-70 Series.