Skip to comments.Washington Nationals fall one strike short against St. Louis Cardinals in NLDS Game 5
Posted on 10/13/2012 12:19:58 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
The question of how baseball could be so cruel to this city may be answered some day. It existed in horrible form in the nations capital for decades, and then it vanished for 33 years. It came back gnarled and wretched for seven more seasons, only to yield to this blissful summer, to the moment Friday past midnight when Drew Storen stood on the mound at chilled Nationals Park and, with two outs in the ninth inning, threw 13 pitches that could have moved the Washington Nationals four wins from the World Series.
The St. Louis Cardinals would not allow it. Baseball, this towns cold mistress, the sport that dares you to love it, would not let it happen. The Nationals led the Cardinals by six runs after three innings. They led by two runs after eight innings. Washingtons miserable relationship with baseball had been exorcised, until it materialized in a more wrenching, twisted fashion than ever seen before.
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That was crazy. Last year and now this year, the Cardinals just refuse to die.
Great game, great comeback!
Go Cards :)
When my team’s not in it I use politics as my guide.I wanna see Cards vs Tigers with the Cards winning,assuming MI goes Rat this year.If they don’t I want the Tigers.
(ducking for cover)
The St. Louis Cardinals will probably meet the New York Yankees in the World Series, both teams having combined for 37 World Series championships. Excuse me for not watching, it’s football season now!
Yo Nationals, how’s about not sidelining your best pitcher?
If you knew you were going to limit him to 160-180, why not ease him into the season in May-June, space out the starts, then you still got him for the playoffs ...
Yuck the Flankees.
The Montreal Expos never get a break.
How can you duck when you can't get any lower than you already are???? teehee
Nobody thought that the Washington Nationals were going to contend this year. 2013 was supposed to be the year all the pieces are falling into place.
The Yankees represent all that is wrong with professional sports.
Yep, it’s no big deal that the Yankees have some aging players on the team, they will go out and buy some new players in the off-season.
You never know. Did Oakland think they would go so far? You gotta be prepared!!
So if they knew Strassberg would only go a limited amount, what difference would it make to have him at the end of the season? Just when you NEED an ace to do his stuff - look at Detroit in Game 5.
The Washington Senators won the 1924 World Series. That is much more recent than the Cubs.
2003 Chicago Cubs had a dominant rotation with Mark Prior, Kerry Wood and Carlos Zambrano. They seemed to be set for another decade since all of their aces were in their 20s. Then before you know it, Prior and Wood struggled with their arm injuries and Zambrano couldn't carry the team on his back by himself.
The point is, as you said, the window of opportunity is very small. When it opens, you gotta do everything possible to take advantage of it because you don't know when's the next time it'll open up again.
My wish is that the Tigers kick NY azz.
It was somewhat bitter-sweet for me. I grew up in NOVA (Annandale) and went to Senators games in the 70's and moved to STL after college. It's much better to be a Cardinals fan. ;)
Apparently Axelrod was at the game last night and tweeted “Nationals came out like Joe Biden 6-0” (paraphrasing). It’s ultra ironic that they ended up losing and a very good omen to boot!
In this political year, I did not want Washington to win.
lol, great pic! Used to live in SF, happy for them :)
Separate politics from sports, please lol.
LOL on Axlegrease.
Storen grew up just up the street from me. His dad is a sports talk radio guy here in Indy.
Storen and Lance Lynn from St. Louis were on the same hs team and won the state championship.