Found October 13, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis Cardinals had been here before. Last year, the Cardinals twice were one strike from elimination in the World Series and hung on to win Game 6, then won Game 7 the following night. They found themselves in the same position again Friday -- and once more got the same shocking results. Pete Kozma's two-run single with two outs capped a four-run rally in the top of the ninth inning as the Cardinals came back from a six-run deficit to stun the Washington Nationals 9-7 in the decisive Game 5 of their National League Division Series. The Cardinals won the series, three games to two, and advanced to the National League Championship Series against San Francisco. The best-of-seven series will begin Sunday at San Francisco. "They believe in themselves," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. "You can't say enough about the experience they have had in the past, too, where they have had their back up against the wall and they realize that ...

Cardinals Injury News: Jaime Garcia Seeking Third Opinion

St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia may seek a third opinion on the shoulder injury that forced him off the team’s National League Division Series roster, reports Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Nothing's done yet," Garcia said. "I need to think about things some more and talk to my agent. I might decide to get another opinion...

Cardinals again turn to Wainwright in decisive game

Adam Wainwright always has considered himself a big-game pitcher. And he might have no bigger game than the one Friday. Wainwright, who as a closer finished every round of the 2006 postseason when the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series title, will try to pitch the Cardinals to a Game 5 win in the finale of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals...

Here's Jayson Werth howling after Ryan Zimmerman's first inning HR

Since it's been a Jayson Werth sort of day around these parts, what with the cupcakes and Photoshops and whatnot,  what better way to celebrate Ryan Zimmerman's first inning 2-run HR than with a screencap of Jayson Werth, howling. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

Jayson Werth receives tribute worthy of heroics: A cupcake that looks like him (pic)

There is no arguing that Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth’s clutch walkoff home run was the talk of the town in D.C. on Thursday night and will continue to be lauded and celebrated as the team heads into Friday’s Game 5 showdown with the St. Louis Cardinals. With that in mind, there is perhaps no tribute more [...]

The Storen Family dog still has #Natitude...

After two deflating losses in a row, and the Nats on the brink of elimination, our own Natitude is admittedly waning. But something about the photo Drew Storen's Mom (@PamStoren) posted on Twitter this afternoon (above) gave us a renewed sense of hope. No pressure, Nats. Go win a ballgame today and force Game 5. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

(Video) Cardinals score 4 with 2 out in the 9th to beat the Nats and head to the NLCS

Down 7-5 in the top of the 9th against the Nationals last night, St. Louis Cardinal Carlos Beltran lead off with a double, moved to third on a ground out, and stood there as Allen Craig struck out.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Cardinals rally in 9th to take NLDS from Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Doesn't matter how bad things look for the St. Louis Cardinals. Trailing by a bunch, down to their last strike, they simply stay calm and do what it takes to win. Erasing an early six-run hole in Game 5 slowly but surely, the defending World Series champion Cardinals got a tying two-out, two-run single from Daniel Descalso and a go-ahead two-run single from...

Carlos Beltran is unsung hero versus Nationals

Carlos Beltran has had a rough second half of the season.  It is well documented.  The switch-hitting right fielder has struggled at the plate with his timing and also, partly because of his legs. Beltran has been limited, but Beltran's limited is still pretty good. In Friday night's dramatic 9-7 comeback victory over the Washington Nationals in Game Five of the National...

Nats look to Teddy for inspiration

The quote came from Teddy Roosevelt. Of course it did. Teddy Roosevelt is practically the official president of the Washington Nationals. Every home game during the fourth inning, the Nats stage the presidents' race, a madcap sprint between a costumed George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy had lost 525 straight races before finally winning...

2012 NLCS predictions and preview

The National League Championship Series could not have been written any better as the last two World Series Champions will battle it out for their 2nd trip in the last three seasons.

“How did this happen?”

FOX Sports broadcaster Tim McCarver uttered those words after David Freese won Game 6 of the 2011 World Series with a walk-off home run in the 12th inning. Here’s another one: “One Last Strike.” It’s the name of Tony La Russa’s book, referencing the Cards being down with two outs and two strikes on the batter in the 9th and 10th innings of that game before tying it up with...

Top 10 takeaways from the Nationals' NLDS collapse to the Cardinals

None of these clothes are now owned 10) Yes, this was all directly related to the incredible karmic problem of shutting down Stephen Strasburg9) There is no truth to the rumor that Davey Johnson has changed his first name to Grady8) The only fan base happier than the Cardinals after this game was Phillies Fan, who enjoys their pain to a frankly uncomfortable degree7) Adam Wainwright...

Game Picks - Saturday: October 13, 2012

To put it mildly, the ending to the series between the Cardinals and the Nationals was quite interesting. To put it in Fan perspective, HOLY FREAKIN' SUSAN! What the heck happened there!? The Nationals had a six to nothing lead. Six to nothing! And lost? And so ends one of 2012's best stories. Instead, a team that can never play well enough during the season to win a division...
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