Despite the Cardinals' loss, all is not lost. Let's take a look at the new MLB Post-Season Odds makers, as of the morning of September 28, 2019:
(Division Magic Number: 2)
OK, let's just get to the number possibilities... There are still PLENTY of ways the Cardinals can win the Division with 2 Games to go. Almost all possibilities lead to the Cardinals winning or tying the Division.
*Tie Division --> Tie-Breaker (9/30)
*Lose Division --> Wild Card vs. WAS (10/1)
*Win Division --> NLDS vs. ATL (10/3)
NONE - THEY ARE DEAD
(Magic Number: 4)
The Brewers NEED everything to go their way to win the Division outright. If the Cardinals so much as win 1 game (out of the remaining 2), then the best the Brewers can do is TIE (for Game 163).
Adam Van Grack is an attorney at the law firm of Longman & Van Grack, LLC practicing litigation, business law, and sports law. Adam is a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals having attended Washington University in St. Louis for college and law school. Adam has been previously appointed as the Chair of a U.S. Olympic National Governing Body.