Ugly loss, but a reprieve!
Even though the Cardinals lost pathetically, so too did the Giants. Thus, the Cardinals are still one game out of the final wild card.
Tonight, again, the Cardinals acted as if they didn’t want to win. Garbage swings and terrible at-bats with runners in scoring position. Hey, Kolton Wong triples in the ninth and seeing how his garbage offense was no producing, did bunt-happy Mike Matheny have his players execute a successful squeeze to tie the game? No. Hell no.
Does Joe hope the Cardinals get in through the back door? Sure. Does he expect them to or think they deserve to? No.