The St. Louis Cardinals coordinated with a group record with their fourteenth consecutive success on Friday night subsequent to clearing a doubleheader with the Cubs.
The streak broke a bind with the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics for the longest one this season and soared the Cards into control of the second NL special case, driving Philadelphia by five games.
“We’re aware,” Friday’s Game 1 starter, J.A. Happ, said. “The good thing to see is the focus. That’s the stuff [win streaks] that happens when you’re on a good team and things are going well.”
St. Louis rode Tyler O’Neill’s and Paul Goldschmidt’s 30th homers and Jose Rondon’s subbed in two-run went for their 8-5 dominate in Match 1 while O’Neill’s three-show shot and a couple of solo homers to Lars Nootbaar fueled their 12-4 triumph in Game 2.
The 14 back to back successes are tied for the most since the Cardinals joined the National League in 1892. They likewise won 14 in succession in 1935.
Manager Mike Shildt said the pair of triumphs on Friday reflected an aggregate methodology that has made the Cardinals unexpectedly look imposing down the stretch.
“Today and the whole time, it’s been a complete team effort,” Shildt said. “Across the board, if you look today, you can pretty much name everybody.
“It’s a special group. You’ve got real pros. When you’ve got that consistency, special things happen.”.
The Cardinals are the eighth group in history to record a 14-match dominate streak or better in September (or later).
“Everybody is kind of feeding off each other’s energy right now,” said Nootbaar, an outfielder who hit his fourth and fifth homers in his 52nd game. “You want to join the party, kind of. When you’re loose and playing your game, you think you can beat anybody.”
The one piece of awful news for St. Louis from Game 1 is shortstop Edmundo Sosa left the game subsequent to getting hit by a contribute a hand. X-beams were negative.
“Thankfully, it looks like no fracture,” manager Mike Shildt said. “It was scary looking for sure.”
Shildt showed Sosa could miss three to five days.