The Nationals face elimination in San Francisco, and Doug Fister will face off against Madison Bumgarner.
"Who you gonna take out?" Ryan Zimmerman said. "We got here doing what we were doing."
The Nationals are 7-0 this season in games that the bullpen coach eats the sandwich before the game.
If the Giants can't complete NLDS sweep, they'd turn to veteran starter on Tuesday.
The Nationals make no changes to their lineup and keep Ryan Zimmerman on the bench.
Today's mid-afternoon start means left fielders will struggle with the sun, and so will the hitters.
The Nationals know it's improbable, but they also know they can come back and beat the Giants.
The bench coach managed the final eight-plus innings of NLDS Game 2 after Williams was tossed in the 10th inning.
The right-hander has the most postseason experience of any Nationals pitcher and he starts their elimination game.
For the Nats, the stakes couldn't be higher and the foe couldn't be tougher
"I kicked myself all night," Williams said of his decision. "That's human nature."
Giants' first baseman blasted the game-winner in the 18th inning
Yusmeiro Petit came out of the bullpen in Game 2 to shut down the Nationals.
Anthony Rendon has a full third of the National's hits in the first two games of the NLDS.
The longest game in playoff history had plenty of shining moments lost in the disappointment of the final outcome.
The Nationals second baseman was tossed in the 10th inning of a 1-1 playoff game, and his manager followed.
Jordan Zimmermann dominated with his fastball in a masterful start.
"We regroup the same way we have all year after a loss," the Nationals first baseman said.
Stephen Strasburg had never thrown fewer curveballs, by percentage, in any career start than Friday.
The Nationals trail the Giants, 1-0, in the NLDS and send Jordan Zimmermann to the mound against Tim Hudson.