NLCS 2019

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).

36 thoughts on “NLCS 2019

  1. My Nat fan friends invited me to tonight’s game. One said that they were sorry about our loss, but I countered that baseball means never having to say you are sorry. They actually spent much of the early season crying on my shoulder, with me consoling them and assuring them that the Nats were not a bad as they looked. Frankly, I have been doing this since June of last year, when they all wanted to fire the manager and breakup the team, including seeing what the team could get for Max. Don’t see anything fluky in what they are accomplishing, as they and the Dodgers had the best records in the NL since May.

  2. If the Nats keep this up (6-0 in the sixth) I’m going to call them a team of destiny and feel better about the Dodgers giving up three home runs to them in the 8th inning and beyond.

    • Back in the day our other AJ used to come up big in the playoffs. In 17 games he had OPS 1.065!

  3. My great friend Jimmy is a Nats fan. We had lots of friendly and commiserating back-and-Forth’s during the NLDS. When the Nats won I congratulated him but told him I felt very sad for Kersh and couldn’t believe it was Howie Kendrick who put the nail in the coffin. Thursday I got a beautiful blue and white flower arrangement from the florist with the card-“Xxoo Jimmy and Howie.” So now I of course have to root for the Nats to go all the way.

  4. After the Dodgers exited the post-season unexpectedly early, I decided not to watch a single pitch the rest of the season. I will see if I can follow through. I don’t think I am bitter, although I am greatly disappointed about what transpired. It is more a case of being simply disinterested. I have no rooting interest in any of the four teams remaining. In any event, I expect the Astros to roll both the Yankees and whoever represents the NL easily and lose no more than four games combined in the two series.

  5. Since my son and daughter in law are big Nationals fans, I guess I am one as well, temporarily.