Noted by many (and known by the player himself), Cardinals RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon earned his first career win as a starter tonight in his 20th try. It wasn’t always bad pitching; it was inefficiency. Of those 20 starts, he fell short of the minimum 5 IP needed to win 12 times.
I believe that with a win on either Saturday or Sunday vs the Brewers, that there are no contingencies left that would require playing in Detroit. We would win 2nd place. Our seed would be 5th or 6th depending on Miami. I don’t even want to think about losing two this weekend, other than to say that all possible seeds 5-8, and out, are still possible.