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October 15, 2019
Stephen Strasburg took his turn silencing the Cardinals’ struggling bats, Nationals postseason star Howie Kendrick doubled three times and drove in three more runs, and Washington moved one win from the city’s first World Series appearance in 86 years by beating St. Louis 8-1 Monday night to take a 3-0 lead in the NL Championship Series.
After Nationals starters Aníbal Sánchez and Max Scherzer flirted with no-hitters in the first two games of the best-of-seven series, Strasburg wasn’t quite that untouchable: He allowed a double in the second inning, six later singles and one unearned run. Still, he was rather dominant for seven innings, striking out 12 batters and finishing off each one with an off-speed pitch. (READ MORE) by Fox News
The Washington Nationals’ pitching buzzsaw just keeps slicing through opponents’ bats – and as a result, the city is one win away from its first World Series appearance in 86 years.
Stephen Strasburg became the third consecutive Nats starter to completely overpower the St. Louis Cardinals, holding them to one run over seven innings Monday night for a 8-1 victory in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.
Strasburg was masterful once again, allowing one unearned run over seven innings and striking out 12 in outdueling Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty. Pitching for the fourth time this postseason, the 31-year-old right-hander earned his third win and lowered his career ERA in the playoffs to 1.10 over 41 innings. (READ MORE) by Steve Gardner | USA TODAY