Ahead of the NL Wild Card Game with the Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals hurler Adam Wainwright trolled the heck out of FanGraphs.
For the St. Louis Cardinals, it really looked like there was no chance over the summer like they’d be in a position to make the playoffs. Instead, the Cardinals have defied the haters and they’re hoping to keep things rocking on Wednesday night in the NL Wild Card Game against the Dodgers.
Win or lose, St. Louis has proven so many people wrong. That includes the kind folks over at FanGraphs. Adam Wainwright made note of this, as the star pitcher trolled the heck out of them over the team’s previous postseason odds.
Adam Wainwright will look to silence the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night
As you can see from Wainwright’s quote above, the team was clearly motivated by everyone doubting them time and time again. Instead of St. Louis throwing in the towel, they ended up recording an incredible 17-game winning streak to help them get to the Wild Card Game.
Seriously, to win 17 games in a row is something most teams dare not even dream of. St. Louis balled out and now they’re hoping to move on to take on the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS. LA will be ready to do whatever is needed to prevent that from happening.
Come the first pitch on Wednesday, Wainwright will look to start things off with a bang and keep it cooking until late in the action. The Dodgers are the favorites, but too many people have counted out the Cardinals before. St. Louis has made people look silly before and they’re ready for the challenge of continuing to do so against Max Scherzer and Co.