The Chicago Cubs Are Done In 2019.. The Cardinals Are In The Playoffs.

By Scott Manning
Sep. 23, 2019

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The Chicago Cubs Are Done In 2019. The Cubs Have Lost Five Straight Games By One Run. To Make Matters Worst For The Cubs, Kris Bryant Left Sunday's Game With An Ankle Sprain. When Will Bryant Be Back, We Don't Know. But He Can Join Javier Baez On The Cubs Banged Up List.

Baez Hopes To Be Back On Tuesday When The Cubs Face The Pittsburgh Pirates In a Three Game Set Starting On Tuesday.

But This Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For The Cubs, They Got Swept By The St Louis Cardinals At Wrigley Field In Chicago. Cubs Closer Charlie Kimbriel Blew Two Saves In The Four Game Set. The Most Crushing Was On Saturday When Cardinals Stars Yadier Molina And Paul DeJong Hit Back To Back Home Runs In a 9-8 Win.

But Kimbriel's Thursday Blown Save Came Courtesy Of a Matt Carpenter Solo Home Run In The 10th To Give The Cardinals a 5-4 Win.

Then In The Finale On Sunday, Paul DeJong Hit a Solo Home Run, And Then Paul Goldschmidt Came Through With a Tiebreaking Double In The Ninth To Give The Cardinals 3-2 Victory.

Anthony Rizzo Talked About Be Swept By The Cardinals At And Said The Following.

" It's Embarrassing To Get Swept At Home And Now Are Playoff Hopes Are Now Gone, And We Can Use a Miracle, However I Don't See One Coming."

Cubs Manager Joe Maddon Offered His Dimmed Hopes For The Cubs By Saying The Following.

" It's Very Disappointing, And I Expected Our Guys To Play Better That They Did. It's a Nightmare To The City, The Team And The Cubs Upper Management. And I'm Very Disappointed In Our Performance. And As Far As The Playoffs Go We Can Kiss That Goodbye At This Point In Time."

I'm Just Going To Say This In Short About The Cubs, Stick a Fork In Them, Not Just Because OF The Four Game Sweep. The Cubs Are Four Games Back Of The Milwaukee Brewers For The 2nd Wild-Card Spot At The Moment.

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But What Can You Say About The St Louis Cardinals, At One Point In The Season We Thought The Cardinals Were Done, But The Players Believed In Themselves. The Cardinals Clinched a Playoff Spot In The Finale Against The Cubs On Sunday.

They Have Not Clinched The National League Central, However They Are Pretty Close. The Cardinals Have a Three Game Lead Over The Milwaukee Brewers In The Division Race Right Now.

Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt Said Afterwards, " The Team Believed In Themselves When They Were Down And Out, Now Here We Are. But We Need To Work Clinching The Division, That's Next For This Ballclub At The Moment."

Paul Goldschmidt, Remember Him, He Came Over Form a Trade During The Offseason. He Was One Of The Reasons Why The Cardinals Are In The Playoffs.

Goldschmidt Talked To Reporters And Said, " We're In, Let's Clinch The Division.

And That Was Pretty Much How The Rest Of The St Louis Cardinals Players Felt In The Clubhouse Afterwards. I'm So Glad That I Stuck With This Prediction At The All-Star Break And The Cardinals Proved Me Right And What a Team They Have. They've Beaten Up The Chicago Cubs In a Four Game Sweep At Wrigley Field, And They Have Had The Milwaukee Brewers Number For Most Of The Season.

So Here's The $64 Question Can The Cardinals Come Out Of Nowhere And Take The National League Pennant, We Will Have To Wait And See Because The Dodgers And Braves May Have Something To Say About That.

Bottom Line.