Hall of Famer Rick Hummel picks 20 games that defined the St. Louis Cardinals 2019 season. We are presenting highlights of those games in chronological order.
Sept. 29: Jack Flaherty throws two-hit ball for seven innings as Cardinals wrap up division title with 9-0 win over the Cubs in St. Louis.
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Over his past 106 1/3 innings, Jack Flaherty has permitted just 11 earned runs and only 50 hits. His ERA since the All-Star break is 0.91, third lowest in history.
The Cardinals buried the Cubs and held off the late-charging Brewers to claim their first division title — and first playoff berth — since 2015. Their postseason absence made the thirst grow stronger, the champagne sting in the eyes all the sweeter. 'Tastes the same. Feels the same. Never gets old,' Yadier Molina said.
Before chronicling Cardinals' division title win, baseball writer performs CPR on videographer who collapsed.