On October 1, 2006, the Cardinals lost to the Brewers 5-3 and lowered their record to 83-78.
The Mets clinched a tie for third place.
The Cardinals clinched a division title.
The next day, the Mets would complete their season with a loss.
The next day, the Cardinals would prepare for the playoffs.
The Mets won 12 more games in 2005 than they won the year before.
The Cardinals won 17 fewer games in 2006 than they won the year before.
The Mets finished 2005 tied for third with the Marlins.
The Cardinals finished 2006 as World Champions.