2019-10-14 18:38:00 EDT
The Saint Louis Cardinals are set to visit Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. for game 3 of the NLCS as they will face the Washington Nationals. The Saint Louis Cardinals come into this matchup with a 0-2 record in this series, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping game 2 against the Nationals, 3-1. Adam Wainwright received the starting nod for the Saint Louis Cardinals, and he had a solid outing as he gave up 3 earned runs in 7.1 innings. Jose Martinez was responsible for the lone score of the game for the Cardinals as he contributed an RBI double.
The Saint Louis Cardinals are set to start Jack Flaherty (11-8, 2.75 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he gave up 1 earned run in 6 innings against the Atlanta Braves. Jack Flaherty did not record a start against the Washington Nationals during the 2019 season, but he had success in 16 road starts as he went 7-4 with a 2.37 ERA.
The Washington Nationals come into this matchup with a 2-0 record in this series, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning game 2 against the Saint Louis Cardinals, 3-1. Max Scherzer received the starting nod for the Washington Nationals, and he had success as he went 7 scoreless innings while striking out 11 batters. Adam Eaton had a solid game from the plate for the Nationals as he contributed 2 RBIs.
The Washington Nationals are set to start Stephen Strasburg (18-6, 3.32 ERA) who struggled in his latest start as he gave up 3 earned runs in 6 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Stephen Strasburg had success in his 2 starts against the Saint Louis Cardinals during the 2019 season as he went 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA.
The Washington Nationals used amazing pitching to win games 1 and 2 on the road, and they will bring that same recipe back to their home stadium where they should be able to repeat it. The Nationals will be thiteming arguably one of their best starters in Stephen Strasburg, and he has been dominant this season which is bad news for the Cardinals as they have not been able to get their bats going thus far. Jack Flaherty is having an exceptional season for the Cardinals, but the Nationals have been hitting the ball well and their play should be even more elevated at home.