, midfielder Will Johnson said after training on Saturday.

ST. New Balance Femme Pas Cher . LOUIS -- To make the National League playoffs for the sixth consecutive year, the St. Louis Cardinals will have to conquer their home-field disadvantage.Heading into a regular-season-ending, seven-game homestand that begins Monday night with the first of four games against the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis owns a 33-41 record at Busch Stadium.It is the first time since the stadium opened in its third iteration in 2006 that the Cardinals (81-74) will finish with a losing mark at home. They will post their first losing home record since 1999.The Cardinals start the week a half-game behind San Francisco (82-74) for the NLs second wild-card and 1 1/2 games in back of the New York Mets for the first wild card. On Monday, New York (83-73) opens a three-game series at grieving Miami, playing its first game since the boating death of ace pitcher Jose Fernandez early Sunday morning, while San Francisco gets a day off.Home, not sweet home is where the Cardinals will have to get the job done, and the task doesnt seem impossible by any means. Cincinnati (65-90) is headed for a last-place finish in the NL Central and has won just one of its past 11 series in St. Louis dating back to April 2013.The Cardinals are 4-2 against the Reds at home this year, including a 3-2 win on Aug. 10 that saw Jaime Garcia work into the ninth inning to earn the decision. Perhaps because of that outing, or because of Luke Weavers struggles during a just-completed road trip, Garcia (10-12, 4.59 ERA) gets the ball Monday for his first start since Sept. 13.While Garcia has pitched to a puffy 8.23 ERA over his past six starts, he is coming off four scoreless innings of relief Wednesday in Colorado. He struck out five without issuing a walk.He will be opposed by Reds rookie Tim Adleman (2-4, 4.06 ERA). The right-hander lost two starts to St. Louis this year, although he pitched decently in a 5-2 defeat on Sept. 4 in Cincinnati. Adleman recorded a quality start in a no-decision Sept. 19 at the Chicago Cubs, allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings and fanning five.Cincinnati is 2-4 on its 10-game road trip, winning 4-2 in Milwaukee on Sunday behind five scoreless innings from Brandon Finnegan. The Reds are getting outstanding play from shortstop Jose Peraza, who is batting .378 with two homers and 16 RBI in 127 at-bats since being recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Aug. 20.Its just a really nice template to look at to say this guy is going to be really good as he matures, Reds manager Bryan Price said.Power has kept St. Louis in contention, but the offense has slowed in September. On a 5-5 road trip that ended with a 3-1 loss to the Cubs on Sunday night at Wrigley Field, the Cardinals scored 37 runs. Twenty of those runs came in a pair of wins.Were going to have to mix and match and make something happen, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said.Still, right-hander Carlos Martinez, who likely would get the start in the wild-card game if the Cardinals qualify, remains optimistic about the teams chances in October.I think were in a good position right now, he said. I also think we have a great shot at winning the World Series. New Balance Bordeaux 576 . Inter president Erick Thohir says in a club statement on Wednesday that Vidic is "one of the worlds best defenders and his qualities, international pedigree, and charisma will be an asset. New Balance 574 Bleu Marine . Emery skated the length of the ice and fought an unwilling Holtby during the third period of the Flyers 7-0 loss Friday night in Philadelphia. He was given 29 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct. But Emery did not face even a disciplinary hearing with NHL senior vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan because rules 46. . The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points.  Fifth place Dallas and sixth-seeded Nashville also have 26 points, but the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while Nashville has two. With one game separating either the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC from their first MLS Cup berth, each side can have legitimate reasons to feel that they have momentum coming into Wednesdays match.Montreal jumped out to a 3-0 lead last week and while it saw Toronto chip away, it heads into the second leg of the Eastern Conference finals at BMO Field with the 3-2 advantage on the scoreboard. If it can hold off Torontos high-powered offense over 90 minutes, which isnt an easy task, it will qualify for Decembers MLS Championship game.With a lead in its pocket, Montreal knows Toronto will have to come at them which could lead to counter-attacking chances at the other end of the field and Montreal certainly has the speed to exploit Toronto.A team loses the ball and you have to be good at it. Were lucky to have three guys up from that are quick, veteran midfielder Patrice Bernier told media after the team trained on Friday. (Ignacio Piatti) off the dribble, but the other two (Italian Matteo Mancosu and Ghanaian Dominic Odurio) have pace and find spots and theyre in confidence.Toronto, meanwhile, trails by that one-goal margin but will feel like the peendulum is swinging its way. New Balance 576 Noir. While the series looked all-but-over once Montreal went up by three goals, Toronto scored twice in the second half to keep up the faith.With those two away goals in the bank and an expected home crowd of over 36,000 fans that is higher than usual after tickets were sold for a temporarily grandstand setup for the CFLs Grey Cup game that will remain in place should Toronto advance to host the MLS Cup Final.Toronto lost back-to-back games only once (back in April) but both a loss or a draw would eliminate Toronto FC. Its simple for them, win and theyre in.Weve got a bunch of fighters. We dont want to lose multiple games in a row, midfielder Will Johnson said after training on Saturday. But obviously a tie in this case is a loss so we know the scenarios that get us to the final so thats literally the only thing well think about.The teams played twice at BMO Field this year. 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