Hello, everyone, and welcome into the broadcast.
I'm Samuel Reese coming to you Live right here on SportsCastr.
You know what time it is? It's gained three of the National League Championship Series between the ST Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals.
Thanks so much for joining the broadcast, everybody.
It's an electric atmosphere in the nation's capital at Nationals Park in Washington, D.
It's a nice 68 degrees, the wind coming in south at six miles an hour.
The humidity 57%.
Well, it's fair.
So a very nice night in the nation's capital.
I mean high sixties.
You'll take that in mid October, any day of the week.
Here is the cardinal's batting order for you leading off Dexter Fowler than Colton went Wang, Paul Goldschmidt, Marcel Ozuna, Jose Martinez, Yadier Molina, Tommy Edmund, Paul DeYoung.
And then rounding out the order is Jack Flaherty, who will be pitching tonight for ST Louis.
This is about is a must win, as you can get if you're the Cardinals.
You lost both games at home.
C for the next three.
The Nationals in a really good position here, we'll see if the Cardinals could pull out the win tonight.
Stephen Strasburg on the mound for Washington.
31 years old this season.
Record of 3 32 e R A.
He leads the NL in winds, so he is on the mound tonight.
It won't get any easier for the Cardinals, who have just scored one run in their 1st 2 games of the series.
Um, you know they've been shut down by the Nationals, pitching unbelievable between on about Sanchez and Game one and Max Scherzer in Game two will see of Strasbourg can do as good as they did.
It will be tough to match that, but well, see, here's the defense for Washington doing the catching tonight.
Kurt Suzuki at third base.
Anthony Rendon, shortstop trade Turner on second, Howie Kendrick and at first base, Ryan Zimmerman in left field.
It's one Sodo in center victor robe less and in right field.
It's Adam eaten.
So that's how the defense is looking tonight for the Washington Nationals.
They are two wins away from making their first World Series ever, and the best thing about it is that it's all been without Bryce Harper up comes Dexter Fowler to lead off for ST Louis in the postseason.
He's batting 69 with no home runs and three r b I.
He's really been struggling, especially for a leadoff hitter.
We'll see if he can get out of that slump.
Starting right here with the first at bat of Game three of the best of seven series.
Washington leads it two to nothing.
Here comes the pitch from Strasbourg that is in there for Strike one.
We're underway from Nationals Park in Washington, D.
This game is officially underway.
The first pitch clips the bottom of the strike zone for Strike 101 The count here.
Stephen Strasburg against Dexter Fowler.
The defense of shift is on.
That's another strike about the same location once again by Stephen Strasburg, and he has Fowler at a No to count.
So the shift is on four Fowler on.
I start to this game for Strasburg.
Here comes the O to swing and a miss for strike three.
Strasburg starts this game by throwing three strikes for the strikeout, one down in the top of the first inning, the fans already loving it at Nationals Park You can only imagine how lot it's going to get if this game carries on and the Nationals continue to roll.
Like Strasbourg has started off this game, doing swing and a miss from Fowler one up, one down on three pitches for Strasburg.
I start to the game for him, and next up comes Kolten Wong Wong, the number two hitter in the lineup for ST Louis.
We'll see if he can do a little bit better than Fowler did it anyway.
He swings at the first pitch, takes up in the glove of Strasbourg, tosses it over the Zimmerman.
Silverman steps on first with his left foot for out number two.
How about that? Four pitches.
Two outs to start.
This game here in the first.
The first pitch from Strasbourg was low, but one swung at it anyway.
Took a bounce right into the glove of Strasbourg.
No problem for him getting getting it over to Zimmerman and plenty of time long.
Well, it wasn't even near halfway from home tow.
First, Paul Goldschmidt coming up to bat for ST Louis, a 3 45 batting average in the postseason with two home runs in two r B I.
He's been a lot better compared to Fowler.
The first pitch from Strasbourg is his first ball of the game.
That's outside on a fastball.
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Now, the one on delivery that is outside for ball too.
So now a Tuo Count Goldsman, We're gonna get something going here on deck for the Cardinals.
It is Marcel Ozuna.
So Zuna is on deck.
Will he be a pep at this inning? Is the question that pitch is a strike? Looks like it might have been a bit outside, but the home plate umpire given Stephen Strasburg the benefit of the doubt to the 12 and one The count.
So Kurt Suzuki is doing the catching tonight for the Nationals.
And now comes the 21 swing and a miss for Strike two.
That's a fastball right down the middle, Coming in at 97 miles an hour to two.
Now The count Want to start to this game for Strasburg shares? There's loving it in the bullpen.
He had a solid performance in game to an unbelievable performance, really off of Anibal Sanchez.
One hitter, you know, shirts or did just as good.
The crowd is on their feet, waving their child's.
Here's the 22 that's outside for ball three.
So it's now a full count.
Eso full count, too.
Um, Goldschmidt here, Nationals Park is absolutely electric.
Their fans are on their feet.
And here comes the three to Strasbourg, winding up waiting for the right sign.
Goldschmidt trying to deliver here for ST Louis.
It's in that first strike. Three.
He got him bottom left corner on the full count, and it's a 123 inning for for a Stephen Strasburg.
What a start to the game.
We head to the bottom of the first.
We'll see the Nationals come up to that for the first time tonight.
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Nationals Batting order for you.
Trade tournament ng off, Then Adam Eaton, Anthony Rend own want Soto, Howie Kendrick, Ryan Zimmerman, Kurt Suzuki, Victor Robe Leads and Stephen Strasburg.
So that's what the batting order looks like for Washington tonight.
They're trying to take a commanding three to nothing seriously.
Jack Flaherty is on the mound for ST Louis.
He turns 24 tomorrow, actually, this season in 11 8 record to 75 e.
91 e r A. In the second half of the season.
That's the third best in MLB history.
Oh, this takes a bounce down the middle of ghosts. One.
They'll make the play.
Gets it over the first in time.
What a play by Colton Long, and he's fired up about it as well.
Wow! The first pitch Turner slung at it.
It got by Flaherty.
And then Wong had to make an incredible play where his momentum was bringing him towards third.
And he had to reach out and extend to make the play over the first. The other way.
It took a hot right into the glove of Goldsman in time for out number one.
No doubt about that.
He was out. Yup, right.
Wong fired up about it too.
That looks like a base.
It once it got past clarity, but one was there.
The prove me wrong.
The first pitch outside for ball one, by the way, starting in the in the outfield for the Cardinals in right field, to be exact as Jose Martinez.
We've seen in coming as a pinch hitter in the 1st 2 games, but he's now in the starting lineup tonight for ST Louis.
Maybe he can get a spark going.
You didn't get the only hit, um, off of Sanchez back in Game one.
So you know, maybe he can help them. Offensively.
Carpenter is the one he's replacing, so Matt Carpenter goes to the bench tonight.
We could definitely see him coming in as a pinch hitter, this 11 breaking ball that will be fouled back by Adam Eaton for strike two.
What So Yeah, I appreciate all of you tuning in Adam Eaton in the postseason with a 1 79 batting average.
What's going on, Goose.
Welcome to the broadcast.
I appreciate you stopping by.
I hope you're having a great night.
Maybe this will be swung into eating that goes in the left field There to make the play is Marcel Ozuna.
Thanks for tuning, and I appreciate it.
So Adam Eaton went after that pitch.
Here is the defense of ST Louis doing the catching, as always, for ST Louis.
Yadier Molina on third.
Tommy Edmund shortstop called the young.
On second is Colton Wong.
At first, Paul Goldschmidt in the outfield.
In left is Marcel Ozuna in center Dexter Fowler.
And in right field, as I just mentioned is Jose Martinez.
So it's the National League Championship Series.
Um, the the Nationals do lead the series two to nothing.
They won both games in ST Louis.
It'll be tough for the Cardinals to get back into the series, but still possible.
It all starts tonight, though.
They cannot afford to go down. Three. Nothing.
Here comes the pitch from Flaherty, and that's a fastball right down the middle swing and a miss from Anthony Rend own for strike. One.
Ren Joan in the postseason, a 3 46 average.
He has, Ah, home run in five r b I.
So I don't bend pretty good in the postseason.
Batting in third in the lineup tonight.
What's going on, Grant.
Welcome to the broadcast.
Thanks for stopping by that paints the edge of the strike zone for strike two.
Thanks for stopping by, Grant.
I appreciate it.
Hope you, uh, had a good time, Uh, this weekend, Camping back to school tomorrow, though, unfortunately for us, you did.
That's good. That's good.
Here comes the 02 and that is in the dirt for ball one.
Today was a really nice day here in Massachusetts.
Yeah, I did the boys soccer game at my high school, which was at 11 a.m.
Um, and it was It was like mid sixties.
It was really nice or low sixties anyway, compared to Friday, where I commentated the soccer and football game and I was miserable in the 35 mile an hour winds and rain going sideways.
So it's a two to count now, and Jack Flaherty looking to end the inning here for the Cardinals.
Here comes the two to that's in the dirt for ball three.
So it's a full count now, and Strasburg had a 123 inning Flaherty looking to do the same here in the first on deck for Washington is one Soto.
It is a 23 to format, so the first.
The 1st 2 games were in ST Louis.
Now, Games 34 and five will be in D.
And then game six and seven, if necessary, will be back in ST Louis first.
The Cardinals need to get there, lad.
Pitch down low from Flaherty.
He walks him so Ren don't goes over the first.
The inning rolls on.
Up comes one Sodo Nationals, Astros world Siris Your thoughts.
I agree. I agree, Grant.
I'm not gonna argue with that.
I think I You know, I think the Nationals will win the Siri's.
They're up two to nothing home for the next three games.
I expect them to take care of the Siri's.
Um you know, the Astros is a little more tough of a pick one soda.
Ah, to 26 average in the postseason.
Two home runs in six r b I, um, But, you know, I think the Astros beat the Yankees.
I really do. I think that Syria's gonna be amazing.
They blow a 31 win riff Indians.
That will be in the dirt for ball one.
But, um yeah, last night game was so entertaining between the Astros and Yankees, it was such it was such a good game.
I called it here on SportsCastr.
It went five hours.
It started at eight o'clock Eastern my time and ended at around one o'clock in the morning.
Yeah, What a game that waas 11 innings.
The one note down low for ball too.
So Jack Flaherty had a nice start for the 1st 2 outs.
Now a little bit shaky.
You want to go back and see my Korea call? You're welcome to do so.
One Soto saw eight fastballs on 40 pitches in his 1st 2 games.
So you know, the Cardinals approaching this one knowing that one soda likes the fastball and that pitch is outside three.
No, Now the count while.
So it's a 30 count the cardinals possibly putting themselves into some trouble.
Early on on deck is Howie Kendrick.
So Kendrick is on deck batting in fighting fifth in the order.
Yeah, the Yeah, that Korea home run.
Yeah, I was I was going pretty crazy.
Grant, I will admit, um, it was kind of strange because it was first pitch of the at bat.
They were still kind of showing the replay of the of the last inning, I think.
And I was talking about how Santa Gary Sanchez was still argue with the umpire.
And I saw the ball up in the air.
And before I knew it, it was a home run.
Yeah, that is called a strike.
Bottom right corner.
Close call there.
Let's see on the replay, that could have been a ball, I think.
Yeah, looked a little bit outside.
But you know, the umpire is going to give it to you on its 30 and that's what he's done there.
So now the 31 the wind up from Flaherty Sodo looking for a hit here he calls time.
So no calls time.
These arms are, you know? Yeah.
Yeah, they're there.
All right, you know, But, you know, I understand why the Yankees were arguing about that.
That strike three call in the full count pitch.
We'll get to that in a 2nd 31 That is a swing and a miss for strike juice.
So good prints of clarity went from three other three, too.
But the thing was the pitch before.
It was clearly a swing and a miss by Sanchez and the home plate umpire said he tipped it.
So I have no sympathy there for the Yankees.
Not that they would any time, even if it was fair.
But that was even if it was unfair for them.
I I still I still would enjoy seeing them cry about it, but still, that was fair.
I think the umpire realized he missed that call, so he favored that one with the Astros in there for a strike.
Three from Jack Flaherty.
Bottom right corner of the zone, one so thought it was a ball.
He's pleading his case, but Flaherty walks to the dugout in fashion.
Big strike. Three.
We head to the second.
I'll be right back after this commercial break.
Don't go anywhere.
All right, Welcome back now about that strike from Flaherty.
Ah, 32 count And he deals.
Bottom right corner of the zone one so didn't agree with the call, but I did so second inning we go. Nothing.
Nothing. The score.
No, nobody. Reds.
That's right down the middle for strike one.
So it's Marcel Ozuna who's up to bat in the postseason? A 3 10 batting average, two home runs.
Thanks so much everyone for joining me here on SportsCastr tonight.
I greatly appreciate that now the 01 that's down low for ball one.
So Ozuna has a 3 18 average and three home runs against Strasburg, the rest of the line of hitting just to 64 with no home runs like in Strasbourg.
So, oh, soon Ozuna is the man you want coming up to bat against Strasburg in particular.
And it's now once you count.
He fouled that pitch off.
Let's see what Strasburg delivers here on the one to count So to the mound, Strasbourg goes.
It's getting loud inside Nationals Park Strasburg winding up the pitch.
It's in the dirt for ball, too.
So the Count's now even.
We saw some really entertaining battles between the picture, the pitchers and hitters in last night's Yankees Astros game that was entertained. The watch.
We had some lengthy at bats where, you know, the hitters just were not making it easy for the picture.
So now comes the two to the pitch of the plate, not swung on until I feel that goes, that will drop down in fair territory.
It goes, so does there.
And this will be a double for Ozuna and easy double at that.
How about that kidding from Ozuna? I was just saying how good he's been against Strasburg, especially when you compare it to the rest of his team and look at that.
He hits that one into left field.
Easy double, clap, clap, clap.
Nice it way deep into the corner.
That ball rolled all the way into the corner of of the ballpark there of the field.
So the the Cardinals, just like that, have a runner in scoring position.
Not so soon as fourth double this postseason.
And now up comes Jose Martinez Martinez.
Uh, it's his first start tonight in the series.
Maybe his first started the postseason.
I don't don't know Mark me on that, though, because I could be wrong, but I know for sure it's his first started, the serious because he can as a pinch hitter in Games one and two, You now is into the starting lineup, replacing Matt Carpenter, the first pitch from Strasbourg 94 miles an hour inside for ball one.
So Jose Martinez is two for two.
The rest of the team is three for 59.
That's what I was saying.
UM, I was saying earlier.
He was the only one to get a hit off of Anibal Sanchez in Game one.
He got another hit tonight.
That's most likely why he's in the lineup, not because of his defense, but because of his hidden compared to Matt Carpenter, anyways, the Siri's.
And that's called a strike, perhaps a little bit low.
But the home plate umpire does give Strasbourg the benefit of the doubt.
Thanks, Rob, for joining the broadcast.
Hope you're having a great night, man.
I appreciate you coming in on this Monday night.
11 The count top of the second inning.
Score Flaherty with a nice inning in the first Strasburg, also with a 123 inning in the first.
But the second innings so far, a little bit nerve wracking If your Nationals fan and that was in there for a strike, one to the Count Jose Martinez in the regular season with runners in scoring position at a 2 78 batting average with, I believe it, said two home runs.
So now comes the 12 pitch the fans want to strike out, and it is Marcel Ozuna who is in scoring position for the Cardinals over at second base.
It's swung on and foul.
It goes on the left side.
Nationals pitching E.
I know, I know, Dude, The Nationals pitching was unbelievable.
Um, the only run the Cardinals scored the Siri's by the waist shouldn't have been a run.
It was a hit from Jose Ramirez, and for some odd reason, Robe less couldn't handle it. I believe it was.
Rob lives in center field who couldn't make the catch.
It looked like a routine play, but he couldn't make the grab.
That's how the Cardinals scored their only run this season.
They could easily be still shut out here through two games, that pitch foul back one in two.
Count Strasburg, 20 pitches into his night.
Sanchez played lights out.
You're 100% right about that.
You know, we all expected, surely would have a pretty good game but Sanchez.
I mean, my goodness, just a one hitter.
And then shorter went out the next day in pitched, even.
Not as good as Sanchez.
Possibly he fit so good.
It was hard to do what Sanchez did the night before, but shares there was very impressive to extremely impressive.
Yet that's what won the Cardinals won the Nationals Game one and two over the Cardinals.
So time is called Ozuna over at second.
Yeah, really extraordinary.
No, And, you know the Nationals didn't put too many runs on the board in both games.
I'm trying to think of the scores of those games off the top of my head.
I can't remember at the moment the 12 takes a few bounces.
Strasbourg as it and ozone isn't a pickle.
So any Strasburg, I'll just tag Ozuna for out number one well done by Strasbourg.
A big round of applause from the crowd.
Ramirez is safe on first, and who's UMA? Found himself in a pickle, decided to go for third, assuming that Strasburg was just going to go over the first for the easy out.
But that was not the case at all.
Strasburg corralled that one looked over.
The first looked over the third very intelligently and caught Ozuna in between second and third, the Astros dugout loving that, especially Max Sures.
Err well done there.
That's a big first out.
More importantly, there's only a runner at first now for the Nationals.
And they got Ozuna out here.
He could have been on third base.
So Strasburg will throw it over to Zimmerman at first.
Back in time, though, is Jose Ramirez way to slow them? Done Yadier Molina up at that? By the way, here's the pitch.
That's pop tie up into the air by Molina that will go back and into the crowd for strike number one.
Right? Highest first, sweet, great.
Yeah, Yadier Molina likes to go after the first pitch.
That is not something unusual, him going at that first pitch swinging.
You know, you see a lot of batters that, you know, almost never swing at the first pitch.
Yadier Molina, the exact opposite, pretty much he likes to go after that first pitch.
If it's edible, of course.
Now the 01 that's popped up in the air again.
Yadier Molina was thinking about Sam his baton. Frustration.
Suzuki catches it at the warning track for out number two or not the warning track.
Well, I guess it's still considered the warning track in the back.
Stop. Yeah, I guess so.
So two down in the top of the second inning.
All right? You see a grand.
Thanks for stopping by.
I appreciate it, man.
Hope you have a great rest of your night.
And, um, you're gonna do your live stream.
Is that Is that what you're trying to say? Yeah.
I'll definitely check it out.
If you do a live stream, whatever it is, NHL, um, Monday night football or this game, I'll definitely check you out.
So, yeah, you're gonna do your life's dream.
Got you guys packers and lines.
That's what That's what I thought. Yep.
I'll definitely check you out, Grant.
I'll be right over there.
Yeah, have a good stream and I'll see you have a great night, Tommy.
Admin up at that.
He's batting to 40 in the postseason.
Now comes the 01 pitch from Stephen Strasburg that is up high for ball one.
So 11 count top of the second inning here.
Thanks so much everyone for joining me here on SportsCastr tonight.
I greatly appreciate it now.
The 11 pitch that's 1/2 swing there.
But he did not go.
Did he know? Says third base umpire.
The Nationals did want to check, and Strasburg thought he went.
But, you know, as a pitcher, you could never be sure about that.
Um, you know, you're at such a tough angle that you really need to see the replay from a better angle to be sure.
So it's a 21 count.
The Cardinals know this is a game they absolutely need to win going down three.
Nothing in the Siri's.
You know, the odds of coming back from that that's up high for Ball three.
Although the Red Sox, of course, did it.
I always like to mention back in 2004 against the Yankees in the A L.
S on deck Is Paul D.
Young a 208 average on the season, so it is possible the Red Sox did it.
That was the year I was born, so I did not remember.
It now would have been a fun the fun thing to be a part of the and that's in there for strike two.
I was just a couple of months old when that happens, so we now have a full count.
Full count here.
Big pitch coming up from Strasbourg.
That was a nice breaking ball, you know, It looked like it was going high, but a gypped last second.
And here comes the 32 the fan Zahra's lad, as they've ever been tonight at Nationals Park there, waving their chow.
LS they want to strike out? Now comes the delivery, and that's popped up.
This should be an easy out into the infield.
It goes, Riendeau Nas under it for the out.
It's the third out of the inning, and we head to the bottom of the second and Stephen Strasburg continues to roll.
The Nationals will be up at that after this commercial break. Don't go anywhere.
It's the NLCS Game three here on SportsCastr.
All right, welcome back.
So in the best of seven history, when the road team wins Games one and two, they have a 22 and three Siri's record 14 1 and four games, 51 in five games to one in six games, won one in seven games, and they're 12 and know all time in the League Championship Series.
So the odds definitely not on the side of the Cardinals, even after just two games in a best of seven series.
But we'll see if they can change that Howie Kendrick up at that in the post season, batting 2 58 with a home run in six r B I.
He'll swing at this pitch that will be fouled back for strike one.
I appreciate all of you tuning, and I really do hope you're having a wonderful night.
Thanks so much for joining me here on SportsCastr.
So it's now 11 count and this will be in there for Strike two on the outer edge of the Zone.
You have beautiful night at Nationals Park.
I mean, 68 degrees in mid October.
Take that any day of the week.
Now the 12 pitch ants in there for Strike three and looked inside to me.
But it's called a strike.
Howie Kendrick doesn't agree with it one bit.
I don't either, but Jack Flaherty will take it for the strike out on the replay here? Oh, I don't know That clearly looked like a ball to be.
That was inside by quite a bit.
A questionable call by the home plate umpire, Howie Kendrick.
A little bit aggravated by that.
And he walks to the dugout for in frustration, one down in the bottom of the second.
Nonetheless, up comes Zimmerman.
The first pitch to him that swung on and foul back for strike one.
So Ryan Zimmerman in in this postseason a 304 batting average, one home run and three r b I serious.
What is going on? Welcome into the broadcast.
I appreciate you coming in.
Hope you're having a wonderful night now the Owen pitch that's outside by just a little bit for ball one A. Dakota.
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It's the MLB playoffs and L C s Game three.
Washington lead the series two to nothing.
Now comes the 11 pitch from Jack Flaherty.
And that's down low from fall to Yes.
I did put up the certificate back there.
I appreciate it.
Yeah, I appreciate the, uh, the certificate.
Yeah, a lot. Yep.
Came in the mail last Thursday.
I believe this will be a hit out to third base.
It takes the hop, Edmund, Those zips it over the diamonds of Paul Goldschmidt in just enough time for the second out of the inning.
Yeah. Hashtag certified.
I thought that was a nice place to put it.
Um, I was thinking of where to put it.
Yeah, Yeah, it's really nice when it's framed.
Yeah, it came in the mail on Thursday, So yup.
Two down in the bottom of the second beautiful night at Nationals Park in the nation's capital, The Nationals lead the series two to nothing.
It's the best of seven syriza to three to format.
So the next three games, including this one, are in our in d. C.
So Nationals with a big advantage.
I was just going over the numbers.
And Kurt Suzuki, by the way, is over 16 in the postseason.
He's still looking for his first hit of these playoffs.
And now comes the one out swing and a miss for strike one.
You still looking for the first hint of Um, yeah, I know.
Ouch is right. He's still looking for the first of the playoffs.
What? How many games in is this now? They played the Nationals, too, so that would be eight games they played and he's still without it.
I don't know if he's playing every game I think he has.
I think Suzuki has been doing the catching every game.
Nowthe 11 That's low for ball, too.
But I was just saying that when the road team wins game win, Game one and two in the best of seven series in a India either the A, L.
C s or NLCS that that team is 15 to know, to win, to win the Syria toe, win the series.
So the odds are not on the side of the Cardinals at all.
That's a ball, by the way, 31 Now the count on deck for Washington is Victor Row Bliss.
So robots is on deck.
Yeah, it's gonna be tougher for ST Louis, and that's us.
That's a strike.
Yep, a delayed call over there by the home plate umpire.
But it is a strike.
And yeah, for ST Louis.
It's you know you're You lost both games at home against such dominant pitching performances by Sanchez and shares A respectively.
And now the three to swing and a miss for strike. Three.
How about that? Jack Clarity ends the inning with a strikeout.
Suzuki, now over 17 in the playoffs.
We head to the 3rd 2 innings down so far, a pitching duel, but plenty more to go.
You would I put my money on for this one? That's a tough one.
Um, I do have to go with the Cardinals tonight.
I think they know they have to win this and they'll get the win tonight.
But I think the Nationals will take Game four.
Um, I don't know about the rest of the Siri's.
We'll have to wait and see.
But tonight I'd say I'd say the, uh, the Cardinals are gonna win.
I do think I don't know.
Nothing after two.
Thanks for joining the broadcast.
I appreciate it.
Thank you so much for stopping by Hope you're having a wonderful night.
It's like predicting weather.
In the playoffs, you never know what's gonna happen.
Yeah, it's like predicting whether exactly Yeah, the rest is a shot in the dark. A Nick.
Thanks for joining me here on the broadcast.
We're currently in the commercial break.
I'm gonna check in on the NFL game Monday night football between the lions and packers Flicker.
Well, they're heading to a commercial break as well.
Right when I've changed it over.
I tend to agree with you, Nick.
I don't think either of these teams, no matter who goes through, can beat the Astros or the Yankees.
Yeah, I agree with you on that.
I think whoever wins wth E L.
C s is gonna win the World Series.
Yeah, I I agree.
Um yeah, that Yankees Astros Siri's.
I had it going seven from the start.
I still do one entertaining game.
That was last night.
I was fortunate enough to call it here on SportsCastr.
It was a long, long game.
It was about five hours, 11 innings.
That's the only thing that I don't like about baseball, how long it is.
Yeah, something like that, Nick.
Yeah, They combined for something like 213 wins this season.
Yeah, that sounds right.
Thanks for the phone finger.
I appreciate that, Nick.
Thank you a lot.
I appreciate it.
So we're still in a commercial break here as we head to the third inning.
Um, you're Flood.
Start doing this game to know he's doing the, um he's doing Monday Night Football on his own stream.
Yeah, so, yeah, Grant was actually, um, my roommate at Sports Broadcasting Camp in Boston.
So here is tomorrow's schedule for you at four Eastern time.
It'll be Astros at Yankees that Siri's tied 11 And then at eight Eastern time, it will be the Cardinals at the Nationals in game for the Siri's.
So those are, um, the two games happening tomorrow? The two Siri's left in the postseason.
We're down to the final four teams.
That's in there for strike one.
I should be on the call for Yankees Astros tomorrow afternoon.
It honestly depends how much homework I have, but I should be on for that.
Paul The young up at that, too.
This postseason Now The Owen pitch from Strasburg was down low, but it's a swing and a miss anyway for strike two.
So it's a no to count.
Thanks so much everyone for joining me tonight.
Thanks for the thumbs up.
Dakota greatly appreciated.
Now the 02 Did he go? No, he did not.
According to the first base umpire, it was close.
But they say he held up in time.
Let's see on the replay here.
Did he go past the plate? Oh, I think he might have.
It was close. It was close.
Really A flip of a coin in that situation.
Now comes the 12 that's fell back by the young staying alive in the at bat.
So do Young is tthe e number eight here in the lineup tonight for ST Louis.
That pitch was a little bit high from Strasbourg, but the young slung at it anyways, it was a little bit deceiving because it looked like at first that pitch was going right down the middle from Strasbourg.
Thanks, Avery, for joining the broadcast.
I appreciate that.
Hope you're having a good night.
This will be pop tie up into the air into right field goes sprinting onto this one is Ryan Zimmerman.
Will he get there? No, he will not.
That is off the protective netting.
Zimmerman. So close. A good effort.
He came sprinting over from first base into foul territory, and it was just out of the reach, but a good effort nonetheless.
Hope you're having a good night, Avery.
Appreciate you stopping by here on SportsCastr.
So it's a one to count up at bat. Paul de Young.
Now comes the pitch from Strasbourg, the delivery that's down low 88 miles an hour for ball, too.
So the Count's even the young being very patient year in the at bat, not being too aggressive.
Believe it or not, the Nationals are two wins away from making it to the World Series.
Now the 22 That's another pitch in the dirt for ball three.
So or now, in a full count, full count we go on deck is Jack Flaherty, who has 000 average.
He hasn't had a hit, which, you know, if you're the pitcher, I think I think that's accepted anyone else.
There's real concern there.
You're happy that the A.
L. C s game last night was a very good game.
This will be swung on.
Oh, it's corralled by Rendon's Simpson over the Zimmerman in time for the out.
Wanna play by Ren Dona Third, Are you kidding me? A big round of applause from the crowd.
Same for the dugout.
I mean, that's it Seemed like an easy base.
It for fora de young.
What a player And don't have the reach out for that one effect.
If it had gotten by him, it would have been a double.
But he manages to not just stop that one from getting by, but to get up and zip it over the first in time for the out.
No doubt about it.
That was in the glove of Zimmerman before the Youngs.
Right foot was on the bag.
Hey, if he keeps doing that, why not? That's down low for ball one.
Yeah, that, uh, last night's game was incredible.
I was on the, uh, call for it here on SportsCastr.
You join me on that broadcast, Avery.
I appreciate that.
Five hours ended at one in the morning.
That was one of my longest broadcasts ever.
That's pitches into the top right corner for Strike one, but it was well worth it.
I will say that it was well worth it.
Jack Flaherty up that back in the postseason.
As I mentioned earlier, he's over five.
Um, yeah, the Astros got the wind.
Carlos Korea with a walk off home run in the 11th.
And that's a strike.
Strike number 21 to count.
So, Strasburg, with the chance here for the second out of the inning, the fans are getting on their feet, getting fired up.
Yeah, I didn't have school today, cause it it is.
Columbus Day is a nice long weekend.
Now the 12 that's down low for ball, too this year.
So, you know, if you're Jack Flaherty, you're just, you know, you're just kind of out there up that bet.
Seen what you can do, Not really intending for anything in particular.
Now comes the two to from Strasbourg.
That's in there for Strike three and clarity goes down looking So two down now in the third, up next back to the top of the order.
It's Dexter Fowler.
Yeah, In the end, I replay here.
Ren, don't over the Zimmerman.
It was in time, there's no doubt about that.
Wanna throw it? Waas? So two outs top of the third inning.
I appreciate all of you tuning in here on SportsCastr.
So back to the top of your for the Cardinals, second time through, could be the first pitch called a strike.
The defense of shift is on Dexter Fowler over one with a strikeout.
That first pitch.
It was a little bit if it looked like it might have been a little bit low, but it was called a strike by the home plate umpire.
Now comes the one that's a swing and a miss for Strike two, This time a change up from Strasburg.
He could end the inning right here.
He's at a solid start to this game, Kenny and the third on the 02 pitch here.
The fans are on their feet.
They want to strike out.
Can Strasburg deliver? Here comes the pitch that's in the dirt for ball one, so Strasburg can't end the inning quite yet, but he'll have a few more chances to do so because he has the advantage in the count.
So Strasburg, taking a deep breath, waiting for the right sign And here comes the pitch.
The fans are on their feet.
Now comes the 12 swing and a miss for strike three bottom right corner of the zone.
Strasburg continues to roll on through three.
We had to the bottom of the third.
Nothing between the Cardinals and Nationals.
The Nationals will be up at that after this commercial break.
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All right, Welcome back to the broadcast, everybody.
Bottom of the third inning, we go.
The Cardinals lead it.
Sorry, the Cardinals and the Nationals tied Nothing. Nothing.
I apologize. I'm losing my mind right now.
Jack Flaherty on the mound for ST Louis.
The pitch in there for strike one.
So it's Victor Robe lez up at bat for Washington.
It's his first game since October 4th, drinking three.
And that's a swing and a miss for strike two.
So good to see Robe lads back in the lineup.
If you're a Nationals fan, you got injured in the divisional series early on in that Siri's.
But he's back in the lineup tonight.
Oh, to count Jack Flaherty looking Thio.
We're going to impress, just like Strasburg did in the bottom of the second.
Our top of the third.
Excuse me, that's in there for strike 21 to the count string injury.
Now comes the 12 pitch that swung on and that will be fouled into the crowd.
So, yeah, back in NLDS game, too.
That's when he got injured, Um, robe less.
He was making a run to first base sprinting, and he just pulled up short in some extreme pain.
So but good to see him back, the one to foul into the crowd.
The crowd there, Goldschmidt was looking the play it, but not playable in the end.
Back to pick up his bat is robots.
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Everybody here on SportsCastr.
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Hope you're enjoying the broadcast On deck for Washington is Stephen Strasburg.
So robots, batting eighth in the lineup tonight.
Now comes the 12 not swing on down the middle.
The dive from the Yang can't get it, and that will roll into center field a base it for row.
Blaise first hit back from his injury.
Men on 1st 4 Washington Nice start to the inning for the Nets.
Well done there.
How about that? Start to the inning.
Great Mike Shelter.
He is the manager of ST Louis.
Jack Flaherty, by the way, has a 1 12 e r A.
Since the All Star break, including the postseason.
He that that's insane right there.
So he's looking the continued his domination.
As of late here in Game three.
He'll need to if he wants the Cardinals to win this game and avoid going down three to nothing in the series watching.
So in the batter's box.
Now it's Stephen Strasburg.
We'll see if Strasbourg and pull off a surprise it that pitch outside for ball. One.
The good thing for the Nationals is that there's no outs.
So Stephen Strasburg in the postseason over three.
You know, Strasberg.
Um, since he's up here, sometimes you're like, Oh, man, I wish our picture wasn't up here with two outs, bases loaded.
Scenarios like that.
This It's okay because there's still no outs.
Strasburg attempting the bun here.
Down the first baseline, he goes nice sacrifice bunt flared.
He picks it up, throws it over the gold shipment.
But over the second goes rogue, less well done by Strasbourg.
And that gets a big ovation from the crowd and the dugout as well.
So perfectly executed.
Sacrifice bunt by Strasbourg.
You know that's the most you can ask from a picture when they're up at bat.
And he did just that.
But over the second goes Victor Robe less so the Nationals with a runner in scoring position here and they're back to the top of the order up now trade Turner second time through the order for the Nets, and it's thrown over a second.
That was close, my goodness.
Zipped it over the long one.
With the quick tag on robots.
Baro Blaise was back just in time. Barely.
Yep, he got there in time.
That was close, though.
Good effort by Wong.
And here comes the pitch first pitch of the at bat here in the pitch of the plate swing and that will be fouled back for Strike one.
So Trey Turner, with the 2 39 batting average, seven home runs 40 R B I.
In the regular season with runners in scoring position.
So the outfield of the Cardinals, it's pretty good.
Ozuna has four outfield assists.
Fowler with eight.
Martinez with three.
They might need to come up big here.
Here comes the 01 delivery.
I just called a strike.
Some boos from the crowd.
It might have been a little bit low, but it is called a strike.
02 Now the count.
The Empire has been very generous.
Very large strike zone tonight.
So I know to count instead of 11 That's big for Jack Flaherty.
He has more to work with Now here comes the pitch to the plate.
Did he go? No, he did not.
Says the first base umpire.
So one to count.
That pitch was way inside.
But Turner did start to attempt the swing.
Oh, I don't know.
He might have gone.
He might have gone. I'm not gonna lie.
Well after a generous called O'Flaherty.
That's a generous call for Turner.
Now they're even the 12 That's clearly download the count now, even at 22 So the count's now even.
Flaherty taken a lot of time in between pitches with an eye over at second, and he will look over.
It's a second base.
He was thinking about throwing it too long, but thought better and held up speed.
Now, so Flaherty definitely has an eye over at second for on on Robot as the Cardinals know how big this game is.
Now comes the 22 pitch swing and a miss foul tip into the mid Excuse me nonetheless, a strikeout for Jack Flaherty.
Big Out number two for ST Louis, two down in the third and Nationals Park has gone quiet.
Yeah, give credit.
That felt Tip definitely redirected that ball, but Molina still able to make the grab for the out.
It's a screen first first, and it will be swung on.
Finds a gap, and the run will score for the Nationals.
Rounding third is robe less into home.
He's in the Nationals.
Take a one to nothing.
Lead Adam Eaton off of the first pitch with an R B I single with two outs at a meeting coming up big, the Nationals have taken a lead over the Cardinals and Game three of the NLCS.
Wow, it took a big hop over the glove of Flaherty and it got by and it got by Wong, and you knew a run was going to score when that happens. Wow.
The Nationals on the board here at Nationals Park.
Big time play there by Adam Eaton Coming up big.
So bottom of the third here and Flaherty will throw it over the Goldschmidt.
Back on first is Adam Eaton.
So Anthony Rendon is up at bat.
In his previous plate appearance, he was walked another throw over the first.
It went on the Goldschmidt's glove, some booze raining down from the fans at Nationals Park.
So that is a tough run to allow if you're the Cardinals, because now your offense has to get going in a Siri's where you haven't been able to get anything going on offense, it's still right here.
It's gonna be tough for eating to steal if he attempts.
He was about where he was leading.
He was about 68% to the go zone.
So in other words, he was 32% away from the go zone where you're off and you're gonna be safe.
Um, you know, it's gonna be tough.
A one account, but I wouldn't be surprised of Eton attempt to this deal.
Flaherty has one eye on him over at first.
And now comes the 10 pitch from Jack Flaherty.
Picture the plate that's fouled off the face mask of Yadier Molina.
He is all right, though.
Too much. 11 The count.
That pitch was right down the middle from Flaherty.
You know the replay here? Oh, man.
That was a bold of a foul ball into the mask of Molina, although it kind of hit the top of his mask.
So that's that's the good sign itself.
He does seem all right.
11 the count sees.
The pitch not swung on and foul back for strike two.
So Flaherty is a strike away in the end, from from getting through the inning.
Finally, he has a lot of run, but the Nationals, looking to do more damage here in the third they want their The Nationals are hungry for a 30 Siri's lead.
The Cardinals know that they pretty much need to win this game, or else they're they're done pretty much three.
So a one to count.
Let's see what Flaherty delivers here.
He'll throw it over.
It's a first, but back on time is at a meeting.
So Flaherty they're looking to catch eaten leading, but Adam Eaton not falling for it.
One to still the count.
Waiting for the payoff pitch.
Anthony Rend own Rando made a great defensive play.
I believe that was in the top half of this inning.
Here's the delivery slung on and fouled back.
Rendon's staying alive.
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So currently a 12 It's getting a lot inside Nationals Park.
Don't come up with a big hit here. Eaten.
Leading on first.
Flirty, taking a lot of time in between pitches, having one eye over at first.
Now the pitch swung on into a field.
It goes Marcel Ozuna running into this one.
It drops in left field and rounding.
Is he near safe or run scores with the Washington Nationals? They take a two to nothing lead.
The Nationals have just doubled their lead here in the third inning, Ozuna came sprinting in from out in left field.
He did the hard part but couldn't make the catch.
And this might be just it for clarity.
Will see 50 pitches in and the Nationals crowd going crazy.
You know, you're the Cardinals.
You cannot let this get any worse in a do or die game pretty much here.
And Ozuna was under it.
The ball is literally in his glove and he just dropped it.
On the slide, he dropped it.
He would have ended the inning there with just the one. Nothing score.
But instead, another run scores for the Nationals.
That is a big, big run.
They take a two to nothing lead.
So it looks like it'll just be a mound visit here for Jack Flaherty.
I mean, it wasn't his fault there that Ozuna dropped that.
Ozuna will be scratching his head, looking back on that one.
And by the time he dropped it here, Eaton was already halfway between second and third because he took off right when that was hit because there were two outs.
That's the advantage of two outs.
I guess you could say so and That was a double, by the way from Anthony Rend Zone, the first pitch of the sat back in there for strike one.
I mean, there's nothing else to say.
It's just a terror from Ozuna.
He sprinted onto it, was sliding and had the ball in his glove and just couldn't manage to squeeze it shut.
The ball came out.
A run scores for Washington.
Here's the 01 that is outside enough high for ball one.
Even so, it's one Soto up at bat for Washington.
He's over one with a strikeout, a tuo count flirty with a glance over at second.
Now the pitch that's down low for Ball three.
Wow, So it's now a three in account this inning, getting worse and worse by the minute for the Cardinals.
So here comes the 30 pitch.
Thanks so much for joining and everybody in the Nationals with two runs here in a long third inning.
And now the pitch from Flaherty that's in there for strike one.
So that was trying to convince the home plate umpire that it was a ball, but that was a strike from Florida.
The bottom right corner.
Oh, I apologize.
The count's two to the scoreboard is wrong here on TBS.
I apologize about that.
The SportsCastr scoreboard is right. Wow.
Okay, there we go.
We fix the scoreboard to two is the count.
Now comes the pitch from Flaherty that swung on and foul by one soda.
So Soto, looking to advance Riendeau NW or perhaps score him in the Nationals, could make the sinning even better for themselves.
They already have put two runs up on the board.
His pitches this inning, six balls, 18 strikes for a total of 24 24 pitches in inning, that is, That is a lot.
So now the 22 the payoff pitch.
And that's a fouled off once again by one Sodo.
So so does staying alive.
Not making it easy here for Jack Flaherty.
So it's a two to count now.
Coming up is the payoff pitch from Flaherty.
It's getting loud inside.
Nationals Park, to say the least.
Now comes the delivery.
Not so high for ball three.
So it's now a full count.
Coming up here for Flaherty on deck.
For Washington, it's Howie Kendrick So Kendrick is coming up after soda.
Will he be up in this inning, or will he have to wait to the fourth? We will have to wait and see here.
27th pitch of the inning Here for Flaherty.
Here comes the 32 It's in the dirt for ball four.
So Sono is walked over the first.
He goes to men on for Washington.
Up comes Howie Kendrick.
So first and second now for Washington, this inning.
A rough one for ST Louis, to say the least.
In the postseason, he's four for nine with runners in scoring position.
Can he make that 5%? We will see right here.
Here comes the pitch from Clarity, the first of the at bat, right in there for strike.
One nice first pitch of the at that by Jack Flaherty.
Flaherty trying to calm himself down and get through the inning.
All he needs is one more out.
It is easier said than done.
I will say that.
So pitch number 60 already of the game for Flaherty here, and it's only the third that one is inside for ball one, just barely.
That could have easily been called a strike, but the Nationals will take it.
The count, even that 11 So Soto is on first and it gets away from him.
Ren, Joan Over the third, Soto the second the runners advance the base and now they got two runners in scoring position while a wild pitch from Jack Flaherty.
The last thing he could afford to dio in the dirt got away from Molina.
We're so used to seeing Molina stop that ball because he's such a great catcher behind the plate that time, just unable to do so and a wild pitch their soda on second.
Riendeau Non third.
The Washington Nationals looking for more damage here in the third.
Now comes the 21 from Flaherty, The pitch to the plate swung on by Kendrick.
This will drop down in right center field, going towards the wall.
Rina's Riendeau rounding third or so.
No easy as well.
The Nationals doubled their lead, four to nothing. They live.
It's a two r B I double from from Howie Kendrick.
How about that from Howie? The nationals crowd fired up.
Their fans are 11.
It they take a four to nothing lead.
Big decision Now for Mike Shut.
Will this be it for Flaherty? You might just think so.
Kendrick coming up big with the hit into right center field.
The Nationals just pouring it on here in the third, Howie Kendrick fired up about it.
The Nationals dugout as well.
Err as happy as anyone.
So clarity will stay out there for now.
Ryan Zimmerman up at that.
The first pitch outside for Ball one.
Wow! Sally Kendrick is second double this postseason.
He's now five for 10 with runners in scoring position.
I said, Could he make it five for 10? Well, he answered me with that big to R B I double.
Now comes the window from Flaherty.
Swung on, takes a bounce, gets by flirting.
But long is there Over the 1st 2 Goldschmidt finally toe end the inning, but damage is done by the Washington Nationals.
It's four runs in the third.
Unbelievable, Really? And what has just happened to my camera here? I apologize, folks, I do not know why it's doing this, but I'll be back for the fourth inning and I'll try to fix this.
I'm not sure what is going on? I'll be right back in a moment.
Welcome back to the broadcast, everybody.
I do not know why it is blurry like that. I apologize.
Um let me see if I me picking it up in moving it would help.
No, it's still That is strange.
All right. I apologize.
Everybody about that.
Um I don't know why I just randomly went blurry on the left corner.
But I'm still here.
So no worries about that.
And to the nationals with a big third inning pouring in four runs.
Colton long up at bat for ST Louis.
He grounded out last time up.
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Hope you're enjoying the broadcast.
Actually got a little bit better now.
Yeah, there we go.
It was a bit weird, but two of the count and the cardinals just need to get something going offensively here to get back into the ball game that's in there for strike 1 to 1.
So the nationals with a big 4 1/3 inning and they are now in prime position to walk away with this one, but you never know That's in there for strike 22 to the count.
It is Colton Wong up at bat for ST Louis.
Long is batting second in the order tonight.
Now comes the two to from Stephen Strasburg, who has been really good on the mound tonight so far.
Long swings at that one, and it's foul back.
Get it? These? Yeah, I might have been just the glare.
That's why it was coming in.
Weird, although it's never happened to me before, but, oh, well, now it's lighting up here on the left side of the screen.
So to to the count, now comes the pitch, not song on ASM Power in the center field.
Going back in centers, robe less.
You'll make the play right at the warning track for out number one that had potential on in it.
But robots there to make the catch.
That ball was heading deeper and deeper back from Colton Wong.
Dave Martinez is the coach for the Nationals.
Washington two for four with runners in scoring position today.
That was a big, big time third inning.
They kept delivering with two outs and runners in scoring position.
So here comes the pitch that is outside for ball, one shadows.
The Nationals trying to take a commanding three to nothing.
And now the 10 pitch breaking ball in there for strike one.
Paul Goldschmidt over one with a strikeout.
First time up, trying to uproot.
Improve upon that here.
Second time up at that.
Tonight, the Cardinals need something to get going.
He swings at this one.
This will be foul for into the crowd for strike two.
So Strasburg, walking around the mound a little bit, waiting to deliver the pitch.
Goldschmidt facing him.
Goldsmith, the number six hitter in the lineup tonight.
Now comes the 12 swing and a miss for strike three struck him out out number two of the inning for Stephen Strasburg.
He continues to impress four innings in his fifth strikeout of the night, and he's looking good for on the mound for Washington.
Really nice breaking ball that time.
What do you sit on? So Stephen Strasburg, halfway to double digits in strikeouts.
He's definitely on pace to do just that, but you never know what could happen and how far you could. He can go.
That's down low for ball one.
This changing it also.
So three, Now comes the 10 pitch from Stephen.
That's one on by Ozuna.
This will drop in front of robots.
That will be a base. It single.
Maybe something going for the Cardinals here in the fourth Ozuna with a single.
It's gonna feel good after the mistake he made that ultimately led to three more runs for the Nationals.
If you think about because there were two outs when he made that error and it was one nothing before that, I know the other two runs after that weren't his fault.
But the inning would have been over if he had made the play.
So he really is accountable for those up.
Not not 100% accounted for, but he he is really what gave the Nationals a chance to put three more runs on the board after their 1st 1 back in the third inning.
So two down man on first, though, for ST Louis, that pitch from Strasbourg in there for Strike one clipped the bottom of the zone and Stephen Strasburg's postseason pitch usage.
Well, he goes with the curve 41% of the time with 11 strikeouts.
Fastball 39% of the time with five strikeouts and a change up 20% of the time.
So now the 01 that is inside for ball one.
Oh, for one, this carpools.
Martinez is over one, but he reached on an error.
That's how he got on base.
So now comes the 11 from Strasbourg.
A 61st pitch of the night, slinging the mess for a strike. Two.
Now a strike away from getting through yet another inning.
Another solid inning for him, it would be The fans are on their feet and nationals park the Nationals looking good so far tonight.
Strasbourg Strasburg, the leader in that category as well, Leading the nationals to afford nothing leads so far.
Here comes the one to Jose Martinez up at bat for the Cardinals.
Now the pitch to the plate that is outside for ball one, five strikeouts.
Flaherty, we've got roughed up in the third Strasbourg solid through four so far.
Well, he has to get through four here now comes the 22 pitch trying to do it all over again.
The delivery swung on, fouled back well done by Martinez to make contact with it and stay alive in this at bat, Yadier Molina is on deck for ST Louis Moline.
Of the six center.
The Cardinals only have six hits.
This whole Siri's, it's been a struggle.
So now comes the payoff pitch from Stephen Strasburg that is fouled off again by Martinus.
Molina actually caught that one with his left hand off a couple of bounces.
So Martinez battling here the top hitters in ST Louis this postseason have struggled.
Gold Shipment was for 29 in the NLDS, but now one for 10 in the NLCS.
Ozuna for 29 as well in the NLDS, two for 10 in the NLCS, Edmund 3 16 in the NLDS over seven in the NLCS.
You get the gist.
These letters were really hot in the divisional Siri's.
But now in the championship, Siri's Ah, Wholenother story.
And when the top of the lineup is not performing, there's not hitting, you know, it affects the whole team, really, cause there's the guys you expect to lead.
This will be swung by Martinez Outlet Feel It Goes in comes once so that will drop down for a base hit.
A nice single from Jose Martinez showing why he he's in the starting lineup tonight.
Men on first and second now for ST Louis.
They are not letting this inning end just yet.
Well done by Martinez.
That ball dropping into shallow left field soda was running in on that one but couldn't quite get there in time.
So up comes Yadier Molina.
Can Malina come up big here with two outs? The Nationals had a lot of runs with two outs.
Can the Cardinals deliver here? Take war? No.
And he fires on the first pitch in the center field.
It goes backing up his role as he makes the play.
So Molina goes after the first pitch, something he likes to dio.
But that time it doesn't work for nothing.
The national still lead it.
Strasburg continues to roll on.
We get to the bottom of the fourth after this commercial break.
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The national starting off the inning, just like they left, just like they left off in the third with a base it.
And now we know to count.
That is a foul tip staying alive in the at bat.
So the Cardinals bullpen is active.
Cabrera warming up the lefty.
He's warming up in the pen.
So now comes the 02 since the pitch from Flaherty swing and a miss right down the middle from Flaherty.
Nice fastball coming in at 95 mph.
That's a big out number one for the Cardinals here in the fourth.
So Jack Flaherty, 3.
1 innings pitched so far.
Five hits, four earned runs, two walks and five strikeouts.
It's been a rough night for him so far, one down in the fourth.
We'll see if clarity can get through the fourth.
That's probably what the Cardinals are hoping and banking on and up comes Strasburg.
Now Strasburg, looking to attempt a bunt, doesn't go for it, but the pitches in there for strike one anyways.
Stephen Strasburg in the postseason batting over three.
Jack Flaherty on the mound.
Still for the Cardinals.
72 pitches, and we're just in the fourth inning.
He's had some long, long innings, especially that last one.
Strasbourg with the bun and Flaherty will just have to be consent with getting one out over at first.
It's another nice sacrifice bunt from Stephen Strasburg.
He continues to come up big with those sacrifice bunts.
You know that's the most you can ask for a pitcher.
Max Scherzer is loving it as well, and over the second goes Zimmerman or excuse me, Suzuki.
I believe it is sorry.
So Suzuki over to second runner in scoring position for the Nationals they're looking to add on to the four.
Nothing lead they already have here.
Just that's a swing and a miss for Strike one and its trade turner up at bat.
He's over to with the ground out in a strikeout.
I appreciate all of you tuning in here on SportsCastr Hope you're enjoying the broadcast, and now comes the old one pitch, one that swung on and foul back by Flaherty for Strike two.
So it's now a No to count to trade Turner.
Now comes the payoff pitch Jack Flurry, looking for what would be a huge out to end the inning.
This will be a line drive down the line that will be fell.
That's just barely foul line.
Drive hit right there from Turner down the third baseline.
He just missed it just a little bit wide left of third base.
So here comes the 02 now another oh to pitch coming, Turner making itself, though, for Flaherty to retire the side.
That one is in the dirt for ball one.
So one to count.
Is Suzuki leading on second nationals looking to score another run, but the Cardinals cannot afford to let them do so.
That's what Swing and a miss for Strike three.
So Jack Flaherty with a nice sinker and Turner flips, is bad and frustration. National.
Still, though, have a four.
We head to the fifth after this commercial break.
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It's the NLCS the Nationals lead.
It's four to nothing. Top of the fifth inning. We go.
We're the worst team by record wise coming into the playoffs in the NL, and they won the wild card game. No, sorry Start.
They weren't sorry. I apologize.
They were the second worst.
Milwaukee was the worst record wise, cause the Nationals did host that wild card game, but still impressive nonetheless.
For Washington, too.
Be a wild card team that's gone all the way.
And if with a win tonight, they'd be one game away from a World Series appearance.
This is swung on.
It is Edmund up at bat for ST Louis, Flaherty, clearly frustrated in the dugout.
Now comes the 02 and here comes the pitch from Strasbourg swing and a miss for Strike three.
He goes down swinging one out in the fifth.
Nice pitch there from Stephen Strasburg and Strasburg continues.
Put in a really good performance tonight.
It's that she well, straight down, really good changeup.
Edmund was left swing on, his knee change ceded to his fastball, so we're almost at the midway point of this game.
That pitch swung on, fouled back for strike one.
So the most strikeouts this postseason will Strasburg and his teammates, Scherzer, are tied with 27 goal.
Garrett Cole is what I meant to say.
With 25 that came out wrong.
Here comes the 01 pitch swing and a miss for Strike two so Strasburg can get the second out of the inning right here for nothing.
The Nationals lead it in the fifth inning.
On deck for ST Louis is Randy A Rose Arena, Sobero's arena on deck as a pinch hitter.
He'll come in for the young.
That pitch down Logan.
Did he go? No, he did not, says the first base umpire.
So 12 Now the count.
It was close as to whether he went or not called a young up at bat for ST Louis.
He's over one with a ground.
Oh, now comes the pitch swung on a liner.
It gets off the glove of Rend own, and that will be a hit for admin.
Wow, excuse me too young. I apologise.
Edmund is the one who struck out Too young is about that, and it will be a Rose Arena coming in for Flaherty.
So that might that just about hints that Flaherty will be coming out of this ball game in the bottom of the fifth and we'll see the Cardinals bullpen in full effects from now on.
so So a base runner for ST Louis, perhaps getting something going.
We'll have to wait and see about that.
Up at bat for ST Louis, it's Matt Carpenter Carpenter in his career, pinch hitting his 2 58 The defense of shift is on for Carpenter, so Carpenter into this game as a pinch it or that pitch is in there for strike one top part of the strike zone that time.
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First Strasburg taking plenty of time in between pitches.
Now comes the 01 that is called a strike.
Looked outside to me, but it's been a generous strike zone all night from the home plate umpire.
At least he's been consistent with it.
And now we know to count.
The fans are on their feet.
They want a K here, so Carpenter steps into the batter's box, ready to go.
And here comes the 02 from Strasbourg, the pitch of the plate that's in the dirt for ball ones.
So it's the NLCS here on SportsCastr Game three.
The shift is definitely on massive shift onto the right side.
They're almost leading, leaving that whole left side open for Carpenter because they know he doesn't hit there.
The one to outside for a ball, too.
It was so the Count's now even it's yours.
Just, you know, it's loud.
Inside National Spark.
Now comes the 22 pitch.
Leading over at first is the young now the pitch to the plate that's down low.
But did he go? No, he did not.
It's a full count now.
Strasburg Adam at oh, too, But it's now a 32 count.
This has made things interesting.
I change up in the dirt.
He might have went questionable.
So now here comes the full count.
32 pitch from Strasbourg and it's in there for Strike three.
No argument there from Matt Carpenter.
He goes down looking.
It's another strikeout for Strasburg.
Add that to his resume tonight, and one in that bat there.
He had him at 02 then it went to a full count, but he came up big with the strike out In the end, Carpenter frustrated with himself.
He knows he should have went after that.
Stephen Strasburg seven strikeouts tonight already, and that's all off.
Speed pitches on every single strike out this men on first for ST Louis, but they've still been quiet offensively.
But wait a minute.
This is an indirect field, but they will be caught by Eaton.
Had some power at first, but no problem in the end.
For Adam eating out in right, we're at the midway point in this game.
The Nationals lead.
It's four to that thing over the ST Louis Cardinals.
I'll be back after this break. Don't go anywhere.
So Adam Eaton have the second fastest First.
He was the second fastest first toe home this season.
Personally, he got from first to home in 10.
He was cruising around the bases, and he's now up again for the first time since he scored in that run for Washington.
Back in the third.
Tyler Webb, now on the mound for ST Louis on the season, 65 games, a two in one record, 3 70 60 Ari and 55 innings at a meeting go swinging at this one grounder to the young, the young to Goldschmidt for out number one.
So no problem there for the first out of the inning.
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And warming up in the pen now for ST Louis is John Bravia sobre be a warming up.
We'll see if Webb can goto go the whole inning A good start to *****es in and out.
Take that any day of the week.
And now up comes Anthony Rendon's first pitch Strike one.
Anthony Rend own one for one with a walk, a double and R B I and a run.
And that pitch is slung on and miss for strike two.
So I went to the count on Riendeau NW.
The ***** fouled off.
So here comes the 02 that's going on, and it gets over the head of cold long and that's a base it for Washington Riendeau on the first.
And how about that? Who so thanks so much for tuning in everybody.
Now it's Anthony Rend own up.
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First pitch in the dirt from Web for ball one one Soto over one tonight.
What? They walk and the run.
I'm been very busy tonight, A lot going on.
Um, that's why maybe haven't been on the top of the game.
Top of my game for broadcasting here comes to steal one.
That's one on down the first base line, but that goes foul.
Before Goldschmidt could get to it, the Cardinals would have liked that.
Won the State Fair.
No doubt about it.
Could've converted a double play if that had stayed fair.
11 The count he just first year.
He's just 20 years old.
If you don't know a 2 to 87 average 56 home runs in 266 career names.
S last season that was the highest by a teen in MLB history.
You just sometimes forget how young he really is.
A lot of these guys in the league, how young they really are and how good they're playing out there.
It's truly remarkable. One.
So another one of them.
So it's a 11 count.
Now comes the pitch from Tyler Webb, and that's downstairs for ball, 2 to 1. The count.
So leading on first is Anthony Rend, own one.
Soto looking to get him running around the bases.
That pitch is outside for ball three, so it's a 31 count.
Now on deck for Washington is Howie Kendrick, who's one for two with two r b I.
He also struck out had a double.
Yeah, big time to R B.
I double from Kendrick back in the third before turning 21.
Well, Juan Sodo, you could argue, has a lot of is better than Bryce Harper when he was 20.
That will be into deep left field, but it is caught by Marcel Ozuna.
Ozuna made no mistake about that 12 down in the fifth, sir.
So two outs and now I'm meeting at the mound.
This will be it for Tyler Webb, in fact, so we've got two outs to allow a hit or a walk.
Excuse me, and that will be it.
So Incomes Beret B A for the Cardinals and its bottom of the 5th 2 outs the Washington Nationals, looking at onto, therefore nothing lead.
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Breath be on the mound on the season.
66 games of three and four record.
2 winnings with 87 strikeouts, 27 walks, six home runs allowed.
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So bottom of the fifth inning.
Arabia looking for the final out of the inning here.
A sellout crowd in D.
Not surprised one bit about that.
This will be strong on into center field, goes left center field that will drop down.
And that's fair.
Or a base it, I should say and rounding.
Third comes Riendeau knees into home for the score.
The Nationals take a five to nothing lead.
It's Howie Kendrick again with an R B I double and Washington are up.
The first pitch from Bravia and how he can trick sends a deep in new left center field for an R B I double.
How about that Well done by Howie Kendrick.
He's having a nice night.
He really is five. Nothing.
Now Ozuna lost the handle on that one, too.
Ozuna is having a rough rough night after failing to make that final hour earlier, which should've been an easy catch in the ends once he got to it and then missing that Sally Kendrick with this second double tonight.
Three R B I already in that pitch in there for strike one.
So all of these runs Air coming with two outs? Us.
What's the crazy thing about it? Ryan Zimmerman Up to that? He's over two with two ground outs that pitch down the middle first, right to so Howie Kendrick with two doubles.
He's having a wonderful night for himself.
It's Arabia winding up for the 02 Now comes the pitch that's popped up fell and Zimmerman stays alive.
Here it's and John smelt not looking too happy in the bullpen, I'd say sobre be winding up now.
The pitch swung on that gets five for a base it into left center field.
This room will score a run, maybe two.
Wow! In six to nothing, the Nationals lead it.
They are having a good time in the nation's capital, and John Bravia, meanwhile, not having a good time at all.
Wow! Another two out R B I this time from Zimmerman, with his first hit of the night coming up big.
It was out of the reach of the young, and the Nationals continue to roll five to nothing.
They lead it six to nothing.
Now excuse me, I apologize.
Six to nothing now Ryan Zimmerman with his third double this postseason.
One idea is having the eighth hit for the Nationals, and the Cardinals will be scratching their heads right now.
They need a lot of offense going to get back into this one, something that hasn't come easy for them at all.
This Siri's Kurt Suzuki up to that, he'd one for two with a single earlier on.
Here's the pitch that's outside for Ball one.
So the fans are on their feet at Nationals Park, the Nationals cruising here in Game three of the National League Championship Series.
They are so, so close Thio taking a three to nothing lead and that will be fouled off by Suzuki.
That ball was way up there finally drops down.
So, yes, in the bottom of the third inning, that's when the Nationals really put it on scoring four runs.
All of those runs coming with two outs.
That was what's extraordinary about it.
And then two more runs.
This in common with two outs.
No, it's a Here's a 11 Suzuki pops it up.
There should be an easy out.
Long is there to make the place.
So the fifth inning in the books.
But the Nationals put up two more runs on the board, both with two outs.
They're up six to nothing in cruise control.
This will have to do it for the broadcast.
Unfortunately, tonight, I do have school tomorrow, back to school, so I will sign off here in the fifth.
I'll be back tomorrow for the full game between the Yankees and Astros at four o'clock, so make sure you check that out.
Signing off here on SportsCastr I'm Samuel Reese, the Washington Nationals leading the ST Louis Cardinals six to nothing as we head to the sixth until next time.
Have a great night, everybody.
I'll see you tomorrow