Back in St. Louis, where there is some angst with the Cardinals having dropped a season-high four games back in the NL Central. The Pirates won’t let off the gas pedal, creating a real sense of urgency for the chasers.
The Yadier Molina knee injury bears watching. Even if he returns soon from the DL, how effective will he be? I think he’s the most valuable player to his team in the league.
The Cubs play the Reds at home right after this series and then see the Cardinals again at Wrigley next weekend, so these are all important games for their opponents.
We have the the entire weekend series on WGN here in St. Louis, so keep it tuned to good old Channel 9 throughout. Should be fun.