The Streak continues and propels the Redbirds to the second Wild Card slot.




The Cardinals started the week after a double sweep of the Padres and Mets, three games ahead in the race for the second Wild Card. With eight road games Four in Milwaukee, and Four in Chicago. The prospects of continuing the success of the previous week were, at best, optimistic.


Game 1 September 20, @ Milwaukee, Cardinals 5 - Brewers 2

Jon Lester took the mound with 199 major league wins. Also, Nolan Arenado was sitting on 99 RBIs for the season.

Jon Lester via fansided.

For Lester, a pair of home runs, the only blemishes on an otherwise solid outing.

At one point, he would retire 10 in a row. His line for the day was 6IP, 3H, 2R, 0BB, 2SO. Three relievers would combine to help keep the Brewers in check and get Lester his 200th win.

Kodi Whitley - 1IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 1SO

T J McFarland 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0SO

Luis Garcia 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1SO


While Nolan Arenado would get his 100th and 101st RBIs in the first inning, Yadier Molina would provide the offensive power to help Lester get to number 200.

Yadier Molina via Jeff Roberson- AP

Arenado would stake Lester to a 2-0 lead with a blast to Left Field.

Then in the second, Lester would make two mistakes; the first to Avisail Garcia for a home run off the batters eye and two batters later to Luis Urias for a home run over the bullpen Left-Center.

In the sixth, Molina would put the Cards back on top with a single to left field.