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2019 National League Championship Series: Nationals vs. Cardinals Game 1, 7 p.m. CT

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From all Cubs fans: Go Nats!

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These two teams met in St. Louis in mid-September, when some Nationals wins might have really helped the Cubs. The Cardinals took two of three. The Cardinals also took three of four from the Nats in late April/early May when Washington was off to a poor start to the season. St. Louis is the only team to defeat Max Scherzer twice this year.

I think the Nats’ pitching will eventually overwhelm the Cardinals offense, which, as we saw even while they were winning five of seven from the Cubs in September, can go hot and cold.

Nationals in 6 games.

Game time: 7 p.m. CT. TV: TBS. Announcers: Brian Anderson, Ron Darling and Jeff Francoeur with reporter Lauren Shehadi.

Pitching matchup:

Anibal Sanchez (Nationals) vs. Miles Mikolas (Cardinals)

Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.

MLB.com Gameday

Baseball-reference.com game preview

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This is the only thread for today’s game. Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.

Poll

The result of the 2019 NLCS will be...

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Cardinals in 4
    (2 votes)
  • 4%
    Cardinals in 5
    (4 votes)
  • 13%
    Cardinals in 6
    (11 votes)
  • 7%
    Cardinals in 7
    (6 votes)
  • 4%
    Nationals in 4
    (4 votes)
  • 22%
    Nationals in 5
    (18 votes)
  • 35%
    Nationals in 6
    (29 votes)
  • 8%
    Nationals in 7
    (7 votes)
81 votes total Vote Now