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2019 National League Championship Series: Cardinals vs. Nationals Game 3, 6:30 p.m. CT

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It’s the first-ever NLCS game in Washington, D.C.

Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

The Cardinals have four hits and one run, total, in the two games so far in the NLCS.

They scored a bunch of runs in Games 4 and 5 of their division series against the Braves, but in the two games before that? One run, 10 hits total.

And tonight they must face Stephen Strasburg, who has a 2.40 ERA and 0.800 WHIP this postseason, with 21 strikeouts and one (!) walk in 15 innings.

Of course, Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty is a pretty good pitcher as well. Weather conditions tonight should be ideal for baseball — clear skies, temps in the 60s.

I’d expect another pitchers’ duel.

Game time: 6:30 p.m. CT. TV: TBS. Announcers: Brian Anderson, Ron Darling and Jeff Francoeur with reporter Lauren Shehadi. Nationals lead series 2-0.

Pitching matchup:

Jack Flaherty (Cardinals) vs. Stephen Strasburg (Nationals)

Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.

MLB.com Gameday

Baseball-reference.com game preview

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