Re: The Meaning of being 9 back on Aug 18....
Three names: Adam Wainwright, Joel Pineiro, and Dave Duncan.
That's why the Reds ain't winnin' zip.
Adam Wainwright, outside of Peavy and Webb, has been the NL's best starter over the last 2 1/2 or 3 months. He's absolutely smashed his competition. He should be plenty enough--with one more Pujols hot streak--to vault the Cards into the postseason.
And really, outside of San Diego's, St Louis's bullpen is outstanding.