Strange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter’s ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it’s to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.
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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.
Shelby Miller gave up three runs and four hits the Washington Nationals’ 8-4 victory against a St. Louis Cardinals split squad on Monday.
The Cardinals could not recover from the six-run implosion in the seventh inning and now have lost a season-high four straight games.