When: Aug. 17-18, 7:15 p.m. and Wed., Aug. 19, 6:15 p.m. 2015
Last October the St. Louis Cardinals swallowed a bitter pill when the team was defeated by the San Francisco Giants in the National League Championship Series. Avenging that loss has been a priority all season. As the Redbirds gear up for another playoff run, the team looks for payback when Buster Posey and the World Champions come to town for three games, at 7:15 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 6:15 p.m. Wednesday (August 17 to 19). It's only August, but there will be a palpable postseason feeling in the air as the Redbirds, energized by promising rookies Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty duke it out against the Giants' balanced attack of good pitching and timely hitting. All games are played at — where else? — Busch Stadium (700 Clark Street; 314-345-9600 or www.stlcardinals.com), and tickets are $6.80 to $295.50.