Record: 84-71, 4.5 games ahead in wild card
Remaining schedule: Astros (1), Nationals (3), Reds (3)
The Cardinals are in line for the second wild card spot as the Reds have already clinched the Central and the Braves have the first wild card, but with a tough remaining schedule, the Brewers, Dodgers, Diamondbacks and even the Phillies still have a chance. The Cardinals have made out all right in their first season without Albert Pujols, as players like Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig have stepped up. Center fielder Carlos Beltran and starter Kyle Lohse are two of the team's best players.
Prediction: Miss playoffs