The St. Louis Cardinals‘ season is on the line Wednesday.
In a wild card matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the reigning World Series champions, advancing means beating Max Scherzer. It means containing a lineup that features three MVP caliber players and defying the odds when not many are giving the Cardinals a chance.
However, after a 17-game winning streak, they deserve the benefit of the doubt. Their lineup is very talented and has two MVP caliber players. They have two up-and-comers in Tyler O’Neill and Dylan Carlson while Harrison Bader has finally had the breakout season many hoped was possible.
Alas, here were are the morning of game day, and here’s a preview of what’s to come.
What time is the Cardinals Game Today?
Wednesday at 7:10 central time.
What Channel is the wild card game on today?
TV: TBS. Stream: fuboTV.
Cardinals Pitcher Today:
Adam Wainwright. The 40-year-old has been masterful this season, posting a 3.05 ERA in 32 starts this season. He filled in admirably for Jack Flaherty, who missed half the season with multiple injuries, and gives them the best chance at pulling off the upset at Dodger Stadium.
Cardinals Starting Lineup:
This won’t be public until game time, but the lineup will feature Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado, Tyler O’Neill, Dylan Carlson and Harrison Bader. All five have been on hot streaks lately — with the first three each hitting 30+ homers this season — and carried St. Louis during their 17-game winning streak. It’s a dangerous lineup — one talented enough to get to Dodgers ace and National League Cy Young favorite Max Scherzer.
They come into this game relatively healthy. The only real question mark — Flaherty — is back and has shown glimpses of being his pre-injury self. Perhaps he relieves Wainwright in the event St. Louis has a lead late in the game?
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