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.