Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!
Cards@Nats game 3 Steven Jackson starts for the Nats, Carp for the Cards....game is on at 1:00 eastern on MLB TV.
Both pitchers are a question mark.....Jackson is either unhittable or horrible, Carpenter is winless since his Sept. return.
Craig puts the Cards on top 1-0 in the 1st.
More breaks for the Cards 2 hits with 2 outs and the Craig double got stuck under the padding and the dirt allowing the runner to score from first.
Washington got a hit to start the first but then Harper just missed a HR and Zimmerman reached on a error by Freese before LaRoche hits into a fielders choice and Morse K's on ball a foot outside and the Nats fall to 3-for-18 with RISP.
The Strasburg shut down is getting bigger and bigger. Freese doubles to start the second followed by Descalso single to set up 1st and 3rd and Kozma hits a 3-run HR for a 4-0 Cards lead.
Kozma with a 3 run HR in the 2nd, now lead 4-0. This game is over. E. Jackson getting hammered. Given up 6 hits in 9 ab. Cards gonna win this series easily.
Cards hitting on all cylinders. Will be hard to knock them out of the playoffs.
The 2 pitchers who sucked in this series also sucked in the regular season vs the Cards as well. Edwin Jackson had a 7.71 ERA =and Jordan Zimmermann 9.90 in two starts each.
SS goes down they call up a guy who would been released by every team in the majors if he wasn't a #1 pick having over a million invested in him, he gets to majors and hitting lights out. Garcia gets hurt and they have a 18 game winner to take his place in the NLCS and that's just the latest.
So now we're either going to blow a 2-0 lead in the NLDS or face the Cards who are only in the playoffs due to the new rules with out our Ace meaning out Division title could become voided like the Brewers by the Cards going to the World Series.
The entire time I been here my doomsday scenario from the season is losing to the Cards in the NLCS.
Wow Cards get yet another break with the ump blowing a call at first on a would be bunt single, ball was a foot from the glove with the foot on the bag.