Take a step back and look where the Cubs are.
They have a 6.5 game lead on the entire league, and it's a third of the way thru September.
The Cardinals are in 13th place.
Wouldn't it be nice to squash them now?
To just make their wildcard chances as small as possible during the last 6 games they play together?
Hey no disrespect to Monday Night Football, but at 7:15 I'm turning on the Cubs and leaving it there.
Here's the magic number:
If the Cubs win then it goes down to 3.
If they sweep, they clinch.
In St. Louis.
While I'd love to see them clinch in Chicago, it wouldn't ruin anybody's day to see it happen down there.
So keep your cleats on the neck of the Redbirds, Cubs.
Don't let 'em up.
It'll be Kyle Hendricks for us, Mike Leake for them.
I like us.