ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The lights were on at Busch Stadium Sunday night with the grounds crew racing the clock to repair the grass in time for tonight’s Cardinals game.
Saturday, with the Cardinals on the road, Busch Stadium hosted a college football game and that game was not kind to the field.
Since then, crews have been patching holes and replacing grass to get the field ready for the Cardinals homestand run for the division crown.
The Cardinals are already guaranteed a playoff berth but the team now tries for the National League Central Division crown for a better advantage in the playoffs.
Tonight’s home game against the Washington Nationals starts at 7:15 and marks Cardinals announcer Mike Shannon’s return to the booth following heart surgery.