Game of Shadows: Escaping St. Louis With The Series Tied

Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Members of the United States Air Force hold the American flag and the Air Force flag during the national anthem before Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Edwin Jackson #33 and Michael Morse #38 of the Washington Nationals stand during the national anthem before taking on the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Jaime Garcia #54 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals at bat in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Jordan Zimmermann #27 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Jordan Zimmermann #27 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals slides into home plate safely scoring the game's first run on a single by Jordan Zimmermann #27 in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals n the during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals slides into home plate safely scoring the game's first run on a single by Jordan Zimmermann #27 in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals n the during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Nationals' Ian Desmond, right, celebrates scoring with teammate Jayson Werth during a playoff game last year. (Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: (R) Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals celebrates scoring with teammate Jayson Werth #28 after Desmond was singled in by Jordan Zimmermann #27 in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Nationals' Ian Desmond, right, celebrates scoring with teammate Jayson Werth during a playoff game last year. (Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Ian Desmond of the Washington Nationals celebrates scoring with teammate Bryce Harper #34 after Desmond was singled in by Jordan Zimmermann.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals celebrates scoring with teammate Bryce Harper #34 after Desmond was singled in by Jordan Zimmermann #27 in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Ian Desmond of the Washington Nationals celebrates scoring with teammate Bryce Harper #34 after Desmond was singled in by Jordan Zimmermann. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Jordan Zimmermann #27 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Daniel Descalso #33 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a RBI single in the second inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Daniel Descalso #33 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a RBI single in the second inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Allen Craig #21 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a home run in the third inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Jordan Zimmermann #27 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals bobbles the ball resulting in an infield single for Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals bobbles the ball resulting in an infield single for Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Jordan Zimmermann #27 and Kurt Suzuki #24 of the Washington Nationals talk after Zimmerman allows four runs in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Lance Lynn #31 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches in the third inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Michael Morse #38 of the Washington Nationals at bat in the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals reacts after striking out to end the second inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Manager Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals returns to the dugout after a pitching change in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Christian Garcia #56 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals makes a catch on a bad throw as Pete Kozma #38 of the St. Louis Cardinals slides into third base safely in the fourth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Craig Stammen #35 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Allen Craig #21 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates his home run with Yadier Molina #4 in the third inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Pete Kozma #38 of the St. Louis Cardinals is greeted at the dugout steps after scoring in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Danny Espinosa #8 of the Washington Nationals turns a double play in the fifth inning as David Freese #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals is out at second during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Jon Jay #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals makes a catch against the wall on a ball hit by Danny Espinosa #8 of the Washington Nationals in the sixth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: (R) Jon Jay #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts alongside Matt Holliday #7 after making a catch against the wall on a ball hit by Danny Espinosa #8 of the Washington Nationals in the sixth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: (R) Jon Jay #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with Matt Holliday #7 after making a catch against the wall on a ball hit by Danny Espinosa #8 of the Washington Nationals in the sixth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after hitting home run in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Christian Garcia #56 of the Washington Nationals reacts after walking David Freese #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the fifth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Michael Morse #38 of the Washington Nationals is unable to make a catch on a ball hit by Pete Kozma #38 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: David Freese #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals catches a pop-fly by Chad Tracy #18 of the Washington Nationals in the eighth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Pete Kozma #38 of the St. Louis Cardinals tags out Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals at third base as David Freese #23 reacts in the seventh inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Sean Burnett #17 of the Washington Nationals reacts after giving up a two-run home run to Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Jon Jay #19 in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: (R) Trevor Rosenthal #64 and Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after the Cardinals defeat the Washington Nationals 12-4 in Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: (R) Carlos Beltran #3 and Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after the Cardinals defeat the Washington Nationals 12-4 in Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Matt Holliday #7 and Jon Jay #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after the Cardinals 12-4 victory against the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 08: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals reacts in the ninth inning after striking out swinging against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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