Cardinals go with same roster for NLCS

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Nationals starter Anibal Sanchez threw a pitch inside on Arozarena, who pushed his elbow lower to try and get hit during the bottom of the sixth inning. Then, stunning the crowd and the St. Louis Cardinals, Zimmerman laid out for the extraordinary grab.

Randy Arozarena reached base as a pinch hitter in Game 1 of the NLCS between his St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals on Friday night, but he probably should not have been given that benefit. Miles Mikolas received the starting nod for the Saint Louis Cardinals, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run in 6 innings. The Saint Louis Cardinals struggled from the plate as they only recorded 1 hit, but Jose Martinez was the lone guy to contribute a hit. Adam Wainwright had success in his 2 starts against the Washington Nationals during the 2019 season as he went 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA.

"We've been going with "stay in the fight" all year, so it's not something that's new to us", Washington's Howie Kendrick said after the Nats eliminated the heavily favored Dodgers thanks to his grand slam in the 10th inning of Game 5 in the NLDS.