Going into the fifth-inning, the score is 3-1 in favor of the Cardinals in Game 2 of a day-night doubleheader between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis at Busch Stadium. Pitchers Jordan Zimmerman and Jaime Garcia were both pitching hot until the bottom of third-inning when the Cardinals drew first blood on a Colby Rasmus RBI single.
The Nationals answered back in the top of the fourth when outfielder Rick Ankiel took advantage of a Cardinals error to get to third base. Jayson Werth came to the plate and was able to bring Ankiel in on a RBI groundout. The Cardinals have committed two errors in the game while the Nationals have committed only one. Shortstop Ian Desmond was the culprit and coupled with the error he had in Game 1, Desmond now leads the Nats with errors with five.
However Zimmermann ran into trouble again in the bottom of the fourth when he gave up a Lance Berkman double to score Matt Holliday who had a lead off walk, followed by Nick Pinto singling in Berkman.