September 28, 2012; St. Louis, MO. USA; Washington Nationals second baseman Stephen Lombardozzi (1) turns a double play as St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig (21) slides during the sixth inning at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 12-2. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

NLDS Preview: Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals

With their win earlier today, it will be the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals who will be facing off against the Washington Nationals starting Sunday night. The two teams faced off in the second-to-last series of the season with the Cardinals winning two of three against Washington as the Nationals were trying to clinch the National League East division.

As I mentioned earlier, the Nationals will probably get to Game Three without facing Kyle Lohse but will have to likely face Adam Wainwright and Chris Carpenter in the first two games of the series.

Season Series vs St Louis: 4-3 (3-1 home, 1-2 away)

Series Schedule
Game One: @ St. Louis, Sunday 3:00pm [Gio Gonzalez-WSH vs TBD-STL]
Game Two: @ St. Louis, Monday 4:30pm [Jordan Zimmermann-WSH vs TBD-STL]
Game Three: vs St. Louis, Wednesday TBD
Game Four: vs St. Louis, Thursday TBD [if necessary]
Game Five: vs St. Louis, Friday TBD [if necessary]

Projected St. Louis Lineup
1 CF Jon Jay (L)
2 RF Carlos Beltran (B)
3 LF Matt Holliday
4 1B Allen Craig
5 C Yadier Molina
6 3B David Freese
7 2B Daniel Descalso (L)
8 SS Pete Kozma

Hitters vs ST. LOUIS

Rk G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1 Bryce Harper 7 7 31 28 7 12 3 0 2 6 0 0 3 4 .429 .484 .750 1.234
2 Ryan Zimmerman 7 7 31 30 4 9 3 0 1 3 0 0 1 6 .300 .323 .500 .823
3 Danny Espinosa 7 7 29 27 5 8 0 0 2 5 0 0 2 7 .296 .345 .519 .863
4 Mike Morse 7 7 29 28 3 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 8 .286 .310 .393 .703
5 Jayson Werth 6 6 28 25 7 8 3 0 1 3 0 0 3 5 .320 .393 .560 .953
6 Adam LaRoche 7 6 28 23 7 8 1 0 1 7 0 0 4 2 .348 .429 .522 .950
7 Ian Desmond 7 7 28 27 4 8 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 .296 .321 .333 .655
8 Kurt Suzuki 6 6 22 19 2 6 1 0 1 6 0 0 2 5 .316 .409 .526 .935
9 Roger Bernadina 5 1 10 8 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 .125 .222 .500 .722
10 Chad Tracy 5 1 8 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
11 Jesus Flores 3 1 6 6 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
12 Edwin Jackson 2 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .200 .000 .200
13 Jordan Zimmermann 2 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
14 Gio Gonzalez 1 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
15 Steve Lombardozzi 4 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
16 Stephen Strasburg 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
17 Tyler Moore 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
18 Corey Brown 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500
19 Mark DeRosa 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
20 Ross Detwiler 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
21 Chien-Ming Wang 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
22 Eury Perez 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
23 Craig Stammen 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Team Total 107 63 278 252 43 74 12 0 10 40 1 0 20 59 .294 .349 .460 .809
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Generated 10/5/2012.

Pitchers vs ST. LOUIS

W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP
Jordan Zimmermann 0 0 9.90 2 2 0 0 0 10.0 15 11 11 2 3 8 2 1.800
Edwin Jackson 1 1 7.71 2 2 0 0 0 9.1 10 10 8 1 6 10 0 1.714
Gio Gonzalez 1 0 0.00 1 1 1 1 0 9.0 5 0 0 0 3 8 0 0.889
Stephen Strasburg 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 2 0 0 0 1 9 0 0.500
Craig Stammen 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0 1 3.2 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.545
Christian Garcia 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0.333
Zach Duke 0 0 3.00 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 1.667
Tom Gorzelanny 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 2.2 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 1.125
Ryan Mattheus 1 0 3.38 3 0 0 0 0 2.2 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1.125
Ross Detwiler 0 1 11.57 1 1 0 0 0 2.1 4 7 3 1 5 3 0 3.857
Drew Storen 1 1 7.71 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 1.714
Chien-Ming Wang 0 0 7.71 1 0 0 0 0 2.1 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 1.714
Tyler Clippard 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.500
Mike Gonzalez 0 0 13.50 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 1.500
Sean Burnett 0 0 16.20 3 0 0 0 0 1.2 6 3 3 1 1 0 0 4.200
Team Total 4 3 4.94 28 7 1 1 2 62.0 64 40 34 7 23 53 4 1.403
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Generated 10/5/2012.

ST. LOUIS vs NATIONALS pitching

Rk G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1 Jon Jay 7 7 33 28 7 11 2 0 0 3 0 1 2 6 .393 .455 .464 .919
2 Matt Holliday 7 7 31 26 2 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 4 8 .231 .355 .385 .739
3 Allen Craig 7 7 31 31 3 10 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 .323 .323 .323 .645
4 Carlos Beltran 7 6 26 21 3 6 0 0 2 7 0 0 5 4 .286 .423 .571 .995
5 Yadier Molina 6 6 25 21 4 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 4 4 .190 .320 .381 .701
6 David Freese 6 5 22 17 5 4 2 0 1 3 1 0 5 3 .235 .409 .529 .939
7 Daniel Descalso 7 4 21 18 3 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 .278 .300 .444 .744
8 Pete Kozma 6 5 18 17 4 8 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 4 .471 .444 .588 1.033
9 Matt Carpenter 4 3 16 14 4 3 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 1 .214 .313 .357 .670
10 Skip Schumaker 5 4 15 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .133 .133 .133 .267
11 Shane Robinson 6 0 6 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 .400 .500 1.000 1.500
12 Kyle Lohse 2 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
13 Tony Cruz 4 0 4 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
14 Adam Wainwright 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
15 Bryan Anderson 2 1 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000
16 Lance Lynn 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
17 Jake Westbrook 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
18 Jaime Garcia 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
19 Rafael Furcal 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
20 Adron Chambers 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
21 Ryan Jackson 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Team Total 113 63 271 239 40 64 13 0 7 38 2 1 23 53 .268 .338 .410 .748
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Generated 10/5/2012.

ST. LOUIS vs NATIONALS hitting

Rk G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1 Jon Jay 7 7 33 28 7 11 2 0 0 3 0 1 2 6 .393 .455 .464 .919
2 Matt Holliday 7 7 31 26 2 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 4 8 .231 .355 .385 .739
3 Allen Craig 7 7 31 31 3 10 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 .323 .323 .323 .645
4 Carlos Beltran 7 6 26 21 3 6 0 0 2 7 0 0 5 4 .286 .423 .571 .995
5 Yadier Molina 6 6 25 21 4 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 4 4 .190 .320 .381 .701
6 David Freese 6 5 22 17 5 4 2 0 1 3 1 0 5 3 .235 .409 .529 .939
7 Daniel Descalso 7 4 21 18 3 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 .278 .300 .444 .744
8 Pete Kozma 6 5 18 17 4 8 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 4 .471 .444 .588 1.033
9 Matt Carpenter 4 3 16 14 4 3 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 1 .214 .313 .357 .670
10 Skip Schumaker 5 4 15 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .133 .133 .133 .267
11 Shane Robinson 6 0 6 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 .400 .500 1.000 1.500
12 Kyle Lohse 2 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
13 Tony Cruz 4 0 4 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
14 Adam Wainwright 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
15 Bryan Anderson 2 1 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000
16 Lance Lynn 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
17 Jake Westbrook 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
18 Jaime Garcia 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
19 Rafael Furcal 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
20 Adron Chambers 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
21 Ryan Jackson 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Team Total 113 63 271 239 40 64 13 0 7 38 2 1 23 53 .268 .338 .410 .748
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Generated 10/5/2012.

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