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They’ll need him to do what no other starter — including Edwin Jackson on Wednesday — has been able to and successfully attack the Cardinals’ hitters. But he’ll need the offense to do something it hasn’t done much of in this series: score.
“We had chances today,” third baseman Ryan Zimmerman said. “We put ourselves in good positions a couple times. We just couldn’t get that big hit. Once you get that big hit, hopefully the floodgates will open and everybody will start getting those hits.”
The Nationals cruised through the meat grinder that is the 162-game season, batting back all comers and asserting their dominance.
Now the Cardinals have them cornered. As the sun faded behind their resplendent park Wednesday afternoon, they were left with that fact. They insisted they were ready.
“We still have a chance to win the series,” Werth said. “We got one game to play, one game to win. … Over the 162-game season, we were the best team in baseball. I still feel that way.”
“Shoot,” manager Davey Johnson said. “I’ve had my back to worse walls than this. … We are not out of this by a long shot.”
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