Nationals Journal: NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals


Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Cardinals say Nationals’ inexperience led to Game 5 comeback

In a St. Louis Post-Dispatch column, the Cardinals say the Nationals' inexperience gave them confidence to come back in Game 5.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:39 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Nationals offense continues to struggle in the NLDS

The Nationals have won two games in the series in spite of their sputtering offense. They've been outscored 23-9 and stranded 30 runners.

By James Wagner  |  08:39 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Edwin Jackson available out of the bullpen for extra innings in Game 5

The right-handed starter, who last pitched on Wednesday, would appear in Friday's game if the Nationals-Cardinals went to extra innings.

By James Wagner  |  07:24 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Nationals vs. Cardinals lineups: NLDS Game 5

The Nationals and Cardinals turn to Gio Gonzalez and Adam Wainwright, respectively, with elimination on the line in Game 5.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:16 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lineup, NLDS, NLDS Game 5, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/12/2012

The Nationals best two pitchers in the NLDS? Tyler Clippard, Drew Storen

The back end of the bullpen duo have allowed no hits or runs, walked two and struck out eight in five combined appearances.

By James Wagner  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Cardinals’ Lance Lynn on Jayson Werth’s marathon at-bat, walk-off homer: ‘He beat me’

Jayson Werth's marathon at-bat and walk-off homerun as viewed from the perspective of the pitcher he was dueling, Lance Lynn.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:20 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jayson Werth, Lance Lynn, NLDS, NLDS Game 4, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Why Nationals pitchers are struggling

Nationals pitchers, long the strength during the season, are leaving too many balls up in the strike zone. They insist it's not because they're tired.

By James Wagner  |  04:18 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Davey Johnson: ‘It’s too early in October to be thinking about going home’

As the Nationals play for the season, Davey Johnson is not changing his approach.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:22 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Why Danny Espinosa has bunted three straight games

The second baseman, with 17 home runs this season but in a mini-slump now, has attempted a bunt in three straight playoff games.

By James Wagner  |  02:25 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Jordan Zimmermann will be available out of the bullpen in Game 4

The right-handed starter threw only 63 pitches in his Game 2 loss on Monday, and will be the first reliever out of the bullpen if Ross Detwiler struggles.

By James Wagner  |  01:40 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Nationals vs. Cardinals lineups: NLDS Game 4

The Nationals turn to Ross Detwiler in Game 4 with their season on the line.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:03 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lineup, NLDS, NLDS Game 4, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 08:21 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Pete Kozma, Daniel Descalso giving St. Louis Cardinals key contributions

It's not only the usual suspects helping to fuel the Cardinals' offense in the NLDS; the unheralded middle infielders have also made big plays.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:21 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Descalso, NLDS, NLDS Game 3, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals, Pete Kozma, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Ross Detwiler vows to be more aggressive in NLDS Game 4 start

The left-handed starter will make his first-ever postseason start on Thursday, hoping to forget his last outing against the Cardinals.

By James Wagner  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 10/10/2012

The biggest Nationals game since baseball returned is personal for Edwin Jackson

The first major league postseason game in Washington since the 1933 World Series doubles as the Nationals’ most important game since baseball returned.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:21 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Cardinals turn to returning ace Chris Carpenter in Game 3

Chris Carpenter has plenty of postseason experience but he'll start Game 3 Wednesday having thrown just 17 innings in 2012 after undergoing surgery.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:34 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Carpenter, NLDS, NLDS Game 3, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Nationals vs. Cardinals lineups: NLDS Game 3

Both the Nationals and Cards will stick with their usual lineups for Game 3 at Nationals Park.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:12 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Nationals have gotten a good look at the Cardinals’ bullpen

Because Jaime Garcia left Game 2 with a shoulder injury after two innings, they tapped out the Cardinals’ bullpen.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:56 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Nationals excited for historic first home playoff game in NLDS Game 3

“We’re all excited to go out there tomorrow, in front of our fans, in front of a full stadium of Nationals fans finally and see what it’s like,” Ryan Zimmerman said.

By James Wagner  |  06:15 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Sean Burnett says he’s fine after worst outing of the season

The left-handed reliever, who battled injury in his throwing elbow a month ago, struggled but says he feels fine.

By James Wagner  |  04:05 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Jaime Garcia off Cardinals’ NLDS roster, Shelby Miller added

Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia is removed from the Cardinals' NLDS roster because of an injury allowing the defending World Series champions to add a fresh arm to their bullpen for the rest of the series.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:29 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Cardinals Jon Jay makes defensive play of the series in Game 2

Cardinals' center fielder Jon Jay made the defensive play of the series with his leaping catch in the sixth inning of Game 2.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:39 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jon Jay, NLDS Game 2, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 11:32 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Cardinals Jaime Garcia’s status uncertain with shoulder injury

Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia underwent an MRI on his throwing shoulder Monday and, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatched, will be removed from the postseason roster.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:32 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jaime Garcia, NLDS Game 2, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 10/08/2012

About the Cardinals’ decision to use only one left-handed reliever during the NLDS

The Cardinals decision to use only one left-handed reliever during the NLDS will continue to play a prominent role in the strategy of both sides.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:43 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Danny Espinosa feels healthy, struggled with Adam Wainwright and shadows

The Nationals second baseman, in his first-ever playoff game, went 0-for-4 and was asked to bunt in his final at-bat. He says he's healthy.

By James Wagner  |  05:01 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Bryce Harper battling strep throat, feels better Monday

The rookie went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts in his first game but not because of the strep throat.

By James Wagner  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 10/08/2012

NLDS Game 2 a ‘must-win’ for Cardinals, Adam LaRoche says

The Nationals victory yesterday, with three games left at home, swung the 2-3 format wildly in their favor.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:12 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Nationals-Cardinals will start at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Nationals Park

Game 3 of the NLDS, the first home game in Nationals history, will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Nationals Park and will be broadcast on MLB Network.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:54 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Nationals vs. Cardinals lineups: NLDS Game 2

Both the Nats and Cardinals are sticking with their lineups from the series opener in Game 2.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 10/08/2012

The Nationals’ overlooked contributions from Game 1

Our coverage blanketed yesterday’s Game 1 victory, but three important contributions from Nationals players went overlooked:

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:15 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:37 PM ET, 10/07/2012

Adam Wainwright: Cardinals are ‘not hanging our heads’ after Game 1 loss

The Cardinals are disappointed they lost Game 1, but they're far from worried about having to come from behind in a playoff series.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:37 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Wainwright, Cardinals, Jason Motte, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 10/07/2012

Gio Gonzalez battled command, weather, layoff to keep Nationals close

In his first-ever postseason start, the left-hander struggled immensely with his command but found a way to allow only two runs.

By James Wagner  |  10:06 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 10/07/2012

The Cardinals look like the Nationals’ toughest opponent in the playoffs

The Cardinals might be the toughest match-up for the Nationals in the entire field, American League or National League.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:25 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 10/06/2012

NLDS notes: Ryan Zimmerman enters the postseason, Christian Garcia’s impact, the Nationals’ view of Adam Wainwright

Ryan Zimmerman doesn't have to watch, Christian Garcia could be a major factor and the Nationals respect Adam Wainwright.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:58 PM ET, 10/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 10/06/2012

Will the Nationals’ three days off before NLDS help or hurt?

One consequence of MLB’s new playoff format is the difference in schedule between the top seed and the wild card.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:52 PM ET, 10/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:44 PM ET, 10/06/2012

Gio Gonzalez excited for NLDS Game 1 start against Cardinals

The excitable 27-year-old left-handed starter is anxious to take the mound in his first playoff game and honored that he will pitch the first game.

By James Wagner  |  08:44 PM ET, 10/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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