Ryan Vogelsong and these San Francisco Giants sure have become adept at saving their season.
As many times as he gets asked, Cardinals closer Jason Motte still has no perfect answer for how St. Louis found a way to win at Washington after trailing 6-0 and advance to the NL championship series again.
Where shall we hang this one in the D.C. Sports Hall of Horrors? Over here, next to the Redskins' 73-0 annihilation in 1940 title game? (Nah. That disaster deserves a mausoleum of its own.) Maybe over here, near the Bullets' no-show in the '75 finals. Or over here, beside the sweeping of the Capitals in the '98 finals.
The scene in the visitors' clubhouse early Saturday morning was what could have been for the Washington Nationals.
In the end, there was nothing but silence to greet them.
Facing the possibility of heading to Washington down 2-0 in a best-of-five series, the St. Louis Cardinals treated Monday like an elimination game.
Jayson Werth knows better than any Washington Nationals player that your chances in the postseason are finite. A lot of times, there isn't a tomorrow if you don't come through today.
Stephen Strasburg returned to dominant, strike-throwing form against St. Louis after struggling in his last start. According to his manager, the All-Star ace will have two more opportunities at being "vintage Strasburg" this season.
Allen Craig hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals found a bit of missing pop, beating the New York Mets 5-4 Monday and stopping their season-worst losing streak at five.