The St. Louis Cardinals are once again showing just how dangerous they can be late in the season.
When the competition really begins to matter, the Cardinals do what needs to be done—beat the teams they should be beating. A bad series against either the Houston Astros or the Chicago Cubs could have sealed their fate, but the Cardinals have learned to come through when it counts.
That’s what they did in 2011. Once they were all but mathematically eliminated, the team came together and mowed through the competition all the way through the World Series.
The Cardinals, 10-3 in their last 13 games, may be getting hot at just the right time.
With their magic number currently sitting at two, the Cardinals are poised to once again be the team no one wants to face in October.
Here are several reasons why the Cardinals always manage to get hot late in the season.