The starting pitching matchups are fairly even in the NLCS series between the Cardinals and the Giants. However, the Cardinals have an edge in offense which should allow them to prevail.
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’ 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.
Redbirds head to Pittsburgh trailing Brandon Phillips & his Reds by 6 games.
Behind HRs from Holliday & Jay, St. Louis tops Arizona 8-2.
Infielder Ryan Jackson makes his major league debut for Redbirds.
Cardinals left fielder hits two home runs, drives in five, and eludes catcher’s tag in 9-6 win.