Crotch grabbing, pitchers sweating, players caught like deer in headlights... the St. Louis Cardinals are doing a lot of talking about how they were able to beat the Washington Nationals in Game 5 of the NLDS last Friday night.
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More season that I thought we'd get, but over too soon.
With starting pitcher Kyle Lohse allowing only two hits and one walk, the Cardinals were afforded more opportunities than the Nationals to score, but couldn't manage to break the 1-1 tie that lasted most of the game.
Very occasionally, Washington D.C. feels like a small town. When the parents of the baseball team's star first baseman send a letter to the local paper thanking the fans for their support of their son, that qualifies as one of those occasions.
Manager Davey Johnson has decided on the pitching rotation for the first two games of the Washington Nationals' first playoff series, with Gio Gonzalez slated for the opener and Jordan Zimmermann in Game 2. The rest is still yet to be determined.