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Post-season Gameday Thread, #14: Cardinal sins

MLB: NLCS-Workouts Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

4:38 pm - Cardinals @ Nationals (0-2)

Today's Lineups

Dexter Fowler - CF Trea Turner - SS
Kolten Wong - 2B Adam Eaton - RF
Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Anthony Rendon - 3B
Marcell Ozuna - LF Juan Soto - LF
Jose Martinez - RF Howie Kendrick - 2B
Yadier Molina - C Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Tommy Edman - 3B Kurt Suzuki - C
Paul DeJong - SS Victor Robles - CF
Jack Flaherty - RHP S. Strasburg - RHP

Games one and two in the National League Championship Series did not exactly go the way St. Louis planned. Can’t blame their pitching for that, as they held Washington to a 2.50 ERA. But their hitting was even more stifled by Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer. Through two games, the Cardinals are batting just .070, having gone 4-for-57 with just one extra-base hit, eighteen strikeouts and a .233 OPS. Marcell Ozuna and Tommy Edman, who went 15-for-40 in the Division Series against Atlanta, are 0-for-14 so far, and Dexter Fowler’s Pollock-esque postseason has continued - he’s 2-for-29 in the playoffs. Even Goldy is 1-for-8 this series. Oh, yeah: and they face Stephen Strasburg tonight. It won’t be any easier.