Wondering when the Cardinals-Phillies games are on and where to watch them? MLB has announced the full Wild Card slate.
The St. Louis Cardinals kick off the Wild Card Series against the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend, and Major League Baseball has put out the schedule for this series.
In this new Wild Card Series format, the Cardinals will host all three games at Busch Stadium after winning the NL Central title, and the schedule goes as follows:
- Game 1: Friday, October 7th; 1:07pm (CT) on ABC
- Game 2: Saturday, October 8th; 7:37pm (CT) on ESPN2
- Game 3 (if necessary): Sunday, October 9th; 7:37pm (CT) on ESPN2
Here is the full Wild Card slate:
Depending on where you look, some outlets have the Cardinals favored in this series, but others are still drawn to the star power of Philadelphia, despite a bad September. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Cardinals as slight favorites in the series at -134.
Interesting to note, the sportsbook currently has Adam Wainwright slotted as the Game 1 starter. There has not been an official announcement from the team yet, but after appearing like a lock for Game 1 all season, Wainwright has been talked about as the guy they may leave out of the Wild Card rotation. Information on this should come soon.
This series could draw big viewership due to the large fanbases, the first playoff berth from Philadelphia since losing to St. Louis in 2011, and potentially the final games of Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina’s careers.
Many storylines are at play in this series, and the winner will move on to face the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series. This should be a fun one.