Nolan Arenado Predicted St. Louis Cardinals Wildcard Success Months Before Winning Streak

Published 09/30/2021, 9:58 AM EDT
Sep 20, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) celebrates after hitting a home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports


The St. Louis Cardinals have stunned the world by turning their fortunes around with a 17 game winning streak. Initially, the stats were not looking in the team’s favor to reach the postseason, but they clinched their NL Wild Card spot on Tuesday.

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While the fans were losing hope, St Louis Cardinals stud third baseman Nolan Arenado never lost hope. Interestingly, he had predicted their wild-card game entry a long time ago.

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Arenado’s Bold Prediction about St. Louis Cardinals

Before their incredible 17 game winning streak this season, the team had a 2.3% chance of making the playoffs at 44-46. Fast forward: they have sailed their way through by winning 17 games in a row. Now St.Louis Cardinals are having one of their best MLB seasons, as they have marked their place in the postseason.

Back in July only, Nolan Arenado made the prediction during the All-Star Break in conversation with MLB Network. He said, “Hey, we’re playing the wild card game… watch. I promise you we’re playing the wild card game.”

Sadly, St. Louis Cardinals’ winning streak was broken by the Milwaukee Brewers with a 4-0 loss. This is the first defeat they have faced since September. Nevertheless, they have already established their place in the post-season. St. Louis Cardinals fans will now see their power pack performances throughout October as well.

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Nolan Arenado is a complete package for the team

Eight times golden gloves winner Nolan joined the St. Louis Cardinals in February 2021. While initially there were doubts about his performance, Arenado has proved his place as an asset for the team. Nolan is the one of the league-best defense at third base.

Sep 20, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) scores from second base against the Milwaukee Brewers in the eighth inning at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

What’s even more eye-catching is his versatile hold on the plate. Popularly known as the home run-bashing slugger, he is also a line driver hitter and has been hitting over most walls in the league.

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However, above all of that, Arenado brought in the spark to win for the team. He believed in the team when all the odds were going against them. Now that St. Louis Cardinals have reached the post-season, do you think Nolan Arenado with his teammates can take the team to more heights?

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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