Colorado Rockies: How they stack up in the NL Wild Card race

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 20: Second baseman DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies throws to first base to complete the double play for the first two outs of the seventh inning as Domingo Santana #16 of the Milwaukee Brewers slides at Coors Field on August 20, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 20: Second baseman DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies throws to first base to complete the double play for the first two outs of the seventh inning as Domingo Santana #16 of the Milwaukee Brewers slides at Coors Field on August 20, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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WILLIAMSPORT, PA – AUGUST 20: Dexter Fowler #25 of the St. Louis Cardinals chases down a hit against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning in the inaugural MLB Little League Classic at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field on August 20, 2017 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WILLIAMSPORT, PA – AUGUST 20: Dexter Fowler #25 of the St. Louis Cardinals chases down a hit against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning in the inaugural MLB Little League Classic at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field on August 20, 2017 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

Cardinals schedule (63-61 overall as of Monday morning)

August 22-24 vs. San Diego

August 25-27 vs. Tampa Bay

August 29-30 at Milwaukee

August 31-September 3 at San Francisco

September 4-7 at San Diego

September 8-10 vs. Pittsburgh

September 12-14 vs. Cincinnati

September 15-17 at Chicago Cubs

September 19-21 at Cincinnati

September 22-24 at Pittsburgh

September 25-28 vs. Chicago Cubs

September 29-October 1 vs. Milwaukee

What jumps out: The Cardinals have two series left with the Cubs and two series left with the Brewers the rest of the season. St. Louis also finishes the season with an all National League Central slate from September 8 through the rest of the year. A road trip from September 15-24 through three NL Central cities will be over just before the Cardinals end with what could be a huge back-to-back set of series at home against the teams who are competing with them for the NL Central crown … and potential Wild Card slot.

The Cardinals also have a West Coast swing still, with stops in San Francisco and San Diego. Who knows … the two lowest teams in the National League West could help the Rockies and/or Diamondbacks in a big way if they can take out the Redbirds.

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