Seven of the Cardinals' final 10 games come at Busch Stadium. This is the first season since 1999 that this isn't good news. There's not much need to rehash just how disappointing these Redbirds have been at Busch. All you need to know is their 33-41 record here marks the most losses they've had at Busch III since the venue opened in 2006. Surprisingly, the Cardinals are 4-2 against the Reds at home this season. Yet they're 2-5 against the Pirates.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has stressed the team has tried everything possible to snap out of it at home. Until they start staying in a hotel the night before, there is at least one option left on the table.