If the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.
According to the statistics, the St. Louis Cardinals historic come from behind victory against the Washington Nationals was not suppose to happen. But the Cardinals have spent much of the last year making the improbable quite possible.
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 have all the momentum going into game 4 of the NLDS. They now must continue their winning ways with an opportunity to clinch the series.
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.
The National League Division Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals begins today with two evenly matched teams.