Game One, Nationals at Cardinals, 5:08 PM PDT, TV: TBS
RHP Aníbal Sánchez goes for the Nats while RHP Miles Mikolas pitches for the Cards.
Game Two, Nationals at Cardinals, 1:08 PM PDT, TV: TBS
Two veteran righties take the mound in this game: the Nationals’ Max Scherzer and the Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright. Scherzer went seven innings in Game Four of the NLDS, giving up just one run. Wainwright pitched Game Three of the other side of the NLDS, giving his team 7 2/3 innings of scoreless ball.
Game Three, Cardinals at Nationals, 4:38 PM PDT, TV: TBS
The Cardinals ask their second-half ace RHP Jack Flaherty to stop the Nationals’ express. The Nats counter with RHP Stephen Strasburg. Flaherty threw six innings of one-run ball in the Cards’ Game Five blowout of the Braves. Strasburg gave up two early home runs to the Dodgers in the Nationals’ own Game Five, but gave them no more in six innings.
Game Four, Cardinals at Nationals, 5:05 PM PDT, TV: TBS
The Nationals are on the verge of a sweep, leading the series 3-0. Tonight they’ll pitch LHP Patrick Corbin, who started one game in the NLDS and relieved in two others against the Dodgers. The Cardinals hand the fate of their season to RHP Dakota Hudson, who went 4 2/3 innings in Game Four of their series against the Braves, giving up four runs (only one earned).