I decided that going to sleep on Monday night was the better part of valor rather than watching the end of the Cards / Dodgers game. Since the game went four hours and ten minutes, that turned out to be a good choice. And I found out in the morning that the Cards won, which was good.
Last night, the game was moving at a better pace and I watched until the end, so I knew last night that the Cards had won, which was also good.
The upshot of this is that the Cards are now 2.5 games behind the Cubs and in sole possession of the first Wild Card spot in the National League.
I am impressed.
Of course, these things are subject to change. :)