Injuries, injuries, injuries.
Ten and a half games back in September.
Three games back with five games to go.
Facing the Phillies and their slump-proof rotation in the first round.
Facing the team that beat them in the division – by a full six games – in the second round.
A strike away from elimination. Twice.
World Series Champions.
Congratulations to the Cardinals. Seasons like yours are truly why we created this site.