Whether the St. Louis Cardinals win to extend their season one final game, or end up losing the World Series to the Texas Rangers in Game 6, they’ve had a tremendous postseason this year. Upon surprisingly reaching the playoffs as the National League’s miraculous Wild Card, St. Louis has continued to defy the critics all the way through the postseason.
In the National League Divisional Series, St. Louis slew the heavily favored Philadelphia Phillies, conquering the team with the league’s best record. Next, the Cards faced the upstart and powerful Milwaukee Brewers, in the NLCS. St. Louis outslugged and outmatched their Central Division rivals, who were a little too inexperienced in the spotlight.
Now the stage is set during a remarkably entertaining World Series, as the Cards have been pushed to the brink, required now to win the last two games in a row in order to win another title. Whatever happens, though, it’s been a great ride so far, with plenty of excitement and outstanding performances from many Cardinals players.
Here’s a look at the five best St. Louis Cardinals this postseason.