In a St. Louis Post-Dispatch column, the Cardinals say the Nationals' inexperience gave them confidence to come back in Game 5.
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.
The right-handed starter, who last pitched on Wednesday, would appear in Friday's game if the Nationals-Cardinals went to extra innings.
In the final game of the NLDS, the Nationals will start Gio Gonzalez (21-8, 2.89). The Cardinals starter is Adam Wainright (14-13, 3.94). Join us beginning at 7 p.m. for live discussion and analysis from James Wagner, Dan Steinberg, Barry Svrluga and Matt Brooks.
By James Wagner, Barry Svrluga, Dan Steinberg and Matt Brooks
October 12, 2012
The Nationals and Cardinals turn to Gio Gonzalez and Adam Wainwright, respectively, with elimination on the line in Game 5.
The back end of the bullpen duo have allowed no hits or runs, walked two and struck out eight in five combined appearances.
Jayson Werth's marathon at-bat and walk-off homerun as viewed from the perspective of the pitcher he was dueling, Lance Lynn.
The rookie is 1 for 18 in the NLDS but contends nothing has changed. He is working counts but missing pitches.
The 37-year-old reserve player read the team a passage from President Theodore Roosevelt’s famous “The Man in the Arena” speech.
Jordan Zimmerman threw the most electric inning of relief since baseball returned to Washington, and afterward the stoic starter said he wants to be available for Game 5 on Friday, too.