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It’s another umpiring call that went the St. Louis Cardinals way this postseason. And it’s not the first time TV replays show umpire Jim Joyce missed a call at first base.
Washington Nationals Fans Ready As Nats Host St. Louis Cardinals In First Playoff Game In D.C. Since 1933
This NLDS Game 3 pits the Nationals–the team with the best record in the majors at 98 wins–against the defending World Series champion Cardinals, who made the playoffs as a wild card with 88 victories. But the real story is the rise of baseball in Washington, a city that went without the national pastime for 33 years.
When the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals take the field at Nationals Park for Game 3 Wednesday, it’ll be the first time a D.C. major league baseball team has hosted a playoff game in 79 years. Who are the top performers so far in the NLDS? Studs: Ian Desmond, Michael Morse, David Freese, Carlos Beltran. Duds: Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, Matt Holliday.
Jon Heyman, sportswriter for CBS Sports and MLB Network, joined the Junks this morning to talk playoff baseball and break down the Nats series against the Cards.
What happens when a sports writer is torn between his obligation to be neutral and cheering for a team he’s been pulling for his entire life.
Carlos Beltran hit the last two of the Cardinals’ four homers and St. Louis chased an ineffective Jordan Zimmermann early in a 12-4 rout of the Washington Nationals on Monday that tied their NL division series at one game apiece.
Photos from the Washington Nationals NLDS Game 1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Nationals escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning, Tyler Moore blooped a two-out, two-run single in the eighth and Washington beat the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday in an NL playoff opener.
While Washington has one World Series title – the Senators won in 1924 – the Cardinals are one of baseball’s historic franchises, winning the World Series 11 times, most recently in 2006 and 2011. The Cardinals own the best on-base percentage in the majors while the Nats have the second-best ERA in baseball. Both teams possess balanced lineups.
The Washington Nationals arrived this afternoon, just hours after they watched the one game playoff with the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves, and they were greeted with a harsh reality of fall from mother nature as they disembarked from the plane.