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.
St. Louis ace hurler taking on former Cardinal Edwin Jackson in NLDS Game 3 Wednesday afternoon in Washington DC.
The Cardinals are having no trouble getting men on base, and the Nationals are struggling from their inexperience. These and other observations from Games One and Two of the NLDS.
Trade deadline deals that made Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak MLB Executive of the Year in 2011 continue to pay dividends for the franchise.
Along with the December snow that is soon to come, the sport of baseball’s hot stove season is set to kick into high gear.
In a title matchup that’s getting more interesting with every game, Derek Holland put the emphasis back on pitching.
The Birds scored nine times in the first 3 innings as the bullpen had another clutch game to win the franchise’s 18th NL Pennant. They host the Texas Rangers in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday evening.
The series, tied 1-1, now shifts to St. Louis, where Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter will face Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo on Wednesday night at 7:05pm.
David Freese, the St. Louis native, was batting just .167 in his first career postseason series, but went 2-3 with a home run and 4 RBI’s.
The Cardinals’ 11th win in 13 games kept them 2 1/2 behind Atlanta in the wild card chase.