The Cardinals aren't eliminated yet, but at least one player sounds resigned to their fate.
"I don’t even care really," shortstop Brendan Ryan told FOXSportsMidwest.com on Monday after St. Louis lost 5-1 to the Cubs. "I’m speaking for myself. I don't even care. I’m just trying to do my job ... I’m not even worrying about [the standings] right now."
The Reds beat Arizona to extend their lead in the National League Central to seven games. The Cardinals' chance of winning the division is at about 3.6 percent.
"Forget it, you know? Just win as many as we can and wherever we’re at, we’re at. I still feel like I’m new to the whole thing but living and dying with every inning, checking the scoreboard and all that, I don’t even look anymore. Just forget it. Just assume [the Reds] are going to win."
Sounds like someone needs a hug.
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