It’s getting down to the end of the baseball season.  It’s been an interesting season, and there is still a lot of intense baseball left.  The Cardinals just came off a 4-game series with the Phillies, which had the potential to put them completely out of contention; however, the Cardinals took 3 out of the 4.  You could make the argument that when the Phillies clinched the division, they were taking it easy, but that is not what their manager said he was going to do.  In fact, the Cardinals went out and beat Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay on consecutive days.  Both went deep into the game, and in both games, the Phillies (for the most part) had their regular line up in the field.

I listened to the end of last night’s game with the Gameday Audio on my MLB ’11 app, and then I decided to switch over to the Braves-Marlins matchup.  The Braves are the team that currently leads the Cardinals, so for the Cards to do anything, the Braves have to lose.  They were up 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth in Miami.  After two quick outs, I figured the game was over, but then Chipper Jones lost a chopper in the lights, and Omar Infante knocked one out of the park.  Marlins win, 6-5.

This morning, the Cardinals are looking at a 2.5 game deficit with 9 games to go.  It is certainly possible, especially considering those remaining 9 games are against the Mets, Cubs and Astros.  Nothing is guaranteed.  They still have to go out and win the games, and the Braves still have to lose, but the Cardinals are playing themselves back into it.  It’s an exciting time to be watching the scoreboards.