The Nationals and Cardinals send out their best starters as both fight for their postseason lives in the final and decisive Game 5 of the NLDS. The Cardinals will try to rediscover the offensive firepower that delivered wins in Game 2 and 3, while the Nationals attempt to rely on the formula of quality starting pitching, fielding, and a dominant bullpen.
The Cardinals’ hope for a return of the 2011 Chris Carpenter as they attempt to break the 1-1 tie in the NLDS against the Washington Nationals. The Nationals, meanwhile, attempt to find the offensive firepower and consistent starting pitching that gave them the Major’s best regular season record.
The National League Division Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals begins today with two evenly matched teams.
The Cardinals lost for the sixth straight time. It’s their longest skid since 2008 when they dropped seven straight.