Re: Just saw Mike Matheny on MLB & I know what the Cardinals have!!!
It blows my mind people could even dare to say then not having Strasburg doesn't effect the series.
Nats record 98-64, Nats record when Stephen Strasburg started 19-9, Nats record when Edwin Jackson started 12-19 and then 0-1 in playoffs. Jackson also came back and pitch in game 5 allowing a run.
If the Nats had Strasburg he would have went in game 2, He has a line against of .214/.290/.301/.591 on the road this year so he could have been there to dropped the hammer on the Cards and go up 2-0. By pitching in this game he could have piggybacked with Gio in game 5 meaning when Gio was bad in the 4th Strasburg could been in for the 5-7 then Clippard and Storen in the 8th and 9th if it even went that far. Also by having Strasburg on the road it means Jordan Zimmermann at home where he had lost since May 17th.
Lets also not forget that the 2nd WC made these series 2-3 rather than 2-2-1 so Drew Storen was in his 3rd game in 3 days when that has never even been a factor in the NLDS before.