The 27-year-old shortstop hasn't been affected by the big stage of his first-ever playoffs. He is 7 for 12 in the series.
Having found a way to block out the sun, Bryce Harper will not try to break his postseason skid.
Wearing No. 20, and to No. 20 behind the plate, Frank Robinson earned the biggest cheer of Wednesday's pre-game introductions by throwing out the first pitch.
The left-handed starter will make his first-ever postseason start on Thursday, hoping to forget his last outing against the Cardinals.
The first major league postseason game in Washington since the 1933 World Series doubles as the Nationals’ most important game since baseball returned.
In the first MLB playoff game played in the District since 1933, Edwin Jackson will pitch for the Nationals against his former team. Chris Carpenter is the Cardinals starter. First pitch is scheduled for 1:07 p.m..
By James Wagner, Barry Svrluga, Dan Steinberg and Matt Brooks
October 10, 2012
Chris Carpenter has plenty of postseason experience but he'll start Game 3 Wednesday having thrown just 17 innings in 2012 after undergoing surgery.
Both the Nationals and Cards will stick with their usual lineups for Game 3 at Nationals Park.
Because Jaime Garcia left Game 2 with a shoulder injury after two innings, they tapped out the Cardinals’ bullpen.
Former Nationals manager Frank Robinson will throw out the first pitch at the first postseason baseball game in Washington since 1933 on Wednesday.