Looking back at 5 Cardinals-Dodgers postseason series

LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 16: Andy Van Slyke #18 of the St. Louis Cardinals reaches for the catch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on October 16, 1985 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 16: Andy Van Slyke #18 of the St. Louis Cardinals reaches for the catch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on October 16, 1985 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images) /
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Tyler O’Neill #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals runs the bases after his eighth inning two run home run against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 14, 2021 in New York City. The Cardinals defeated the Mets 7-6 in eleven innings. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Tyler O’Neill #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals runs the bases after his eighth inning two run home run against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 14, 2021 in New York City. The Cardinals defeated the Mets 7-6 in eleven innings. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Looking Forward to the 2021 Postseason…

Out of five postseason series vs the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Cardinals have won four. Impressive if you consider the Dodgers teams the Cardinals have beaten.

Nevertheless, this version of the Dodgers may be the best Dodgers team the Cardinals have ever faced in the postseason. As I write this, they are 40-13 since August 1 and now have won 104 games.

The Cardinals are playing their best baseball, not only of this year, but the best September run in their history. Their 17-game winning streak has propelled them into the postseason and I believe any team would be worried playing them in a one game winner-take-all.

It seems appropriate that these two franchises with 18 World Series and 40 National League Pennants between them, find themselves fighting in. a one game winner-take-all wild card game.

Next. 4 players on the St. Louis Cardinals playoff roster bubble. dark

If we’re lucky, maybe there will be another moment like we saw in Game Five in 1985.

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