The Cardinals' battles against Anibal Sanchez have stretched over six innings, as they stayed behind at the Busch Stadium and scored 0-1 in Washington.
The Cardinals were able to put a runner on the third base for the second time The game in the sixth, in which the pin-bat Randy Arozarena was hit by a bad luck, stole the second place and was third after a ground out. But Kolten Wong's midfield effort ended the threat.
Sanchez threw 75 parades through six, 49 of which were hits. He has thrown more than seven innings only once this season.
Cardinal starter Miles Mikolas saw his night after six innings. He allowed a pass with seven hits with seven strokes.
Cards with no hit until six
Anibal Sanchez kept the Cardinals unmarked by four innings, though they finally got a base runner on a walk in the fourth inning.
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The Nationals starter threw 45 fields, of which 29 strikes Wong with an out in the fourth inning. Wong eventually stole second baseball and was third due to a throwing error, but was stranded when Marcell Ozuna jumped to third to finish the inning.
Sanchez has three strikeouts and five cardinals flying into midfield None of them was deep from a distance.
Yan Gomes, No. 8 hitter of Washington, drove in the first round of the National League Championship Series to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead over the Cardinals after two innings at Busch Stadium.  Gomes started after Kurt Suzuki was hit in pitch 5 in the Division 5 series by a pitch in his hand and head, apparently not ready to start. In the playoffs of this season he had been 0: 12.
Gomes had a double-left midfield with two outs to drive in Howie Kendrick, who had doubled the inning against Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas. Gomes is now two for seven.
Mikolas had three slip-ups in the first inning and allowed a single from Anthony Rendon stranded on the first base. Washington launched pitcher Anibal Sanchez and pulled the Cardinals back in the first two innings.
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A Washington bull, ranked last in the ERA National League, will face his wife in the first match of the National League Championship Series, who gave birth Friday. He could return on Saturday. Manager Dave Martinez said Sean Doolittle would be closer if needed.
"Apparently the baby did not want to come out this morning," said manager Dave Martinez. He's had a little girl – congratulate him and his wife – but we'll miss him today, he'll try to come back here tomorrow. "
Hudson has appeared in four postseason games – Three against the Dodgers – Two saves and one win. He did not allow a run in 3 2/3 innings, although he scored four goals.
"We have enough weapons in this bullpen to fight off," Martinez said. We'll find out, when the game starts, we'll see where we are and then continue from there. "
Cardinals manager Mike Shildt: "Hopefully we would not be in position We do not want him to open."
In the meantime, national team player Kurt Suzuki is out of the lineup after being sent off by a throw of the Dodger & # 39; Walker Buehler hit on the head On Wednesday, the pitch threw Suzuki to the floor, where he stayed for a few minutes.
"He has more tests to perform," Martinez said. "I'll know more in the next few hours or something "But we have to be careful – when it comes to a head injury, we need to make sure he's ready."
Wainwright Loves Matchup
Adam Wainwright's matchups with Max Scherzer were rare Until the two of them met in the bush in September. Stadium will face each other and win the Cardinals 5-1, they'll see each other again Saturday afternoon and Wainwright reiterated that it's the sort of matchup he longs for.
"I'm going With a preconceived notion that someone bets against me or prefers the other side, "Wainwright said. "That pumps me up. I have always done that. I always used that. "
Wainwright made seven innings in this September game, allowing eight hits and an unfulfilled run, after which his ERA was at 3.83, its lowest level since April.
Raves for Goldschmidt's defense  Shildt was asked to what extent Paul Goldschmidt's defense had influenced the Cardinals, and he gave a glowing review of the veteran's work at first base.
Goldschmidt, who is three times Gold Glove Winner, referred to the best field share of the Major League first base at 0.996, when he had made five mistakes at 1,372 chances, no first baseman had more chances.
"He has certainly calmed our defense," Shildt said. "He has a very good sense of playing Positions and situations. We sometimes go to the hill and make a change in pitch. Often, people are based. He knows exactly what will happen and what the boys will do.
"His positioning is excellent. His situational awareness is very high. In addition, the remaining benefit is keeping people informed. He has a really good understanding of the game. He plays in the dirt. He is in a good position with breaks and squadrons. He is on the right track. He is just a complete player.
Shildt retains the same lineup
The lineup, which produced 10 runs in the first inning in Atlanta on Wednesday, remains intact for the Cardinals as they open the National League Championship Series against Washington at Busch Stadium at 19: 8 pm
Matt Carpenter will be in third and Bat sixth, Dexter Fowler is in midfield and Paul DeJong remains in eighth place
The Cardinals have taken a combined .234 against Washington starter Anibal Sanchez for their careers , The player who has had the greatest success against him is the reserve catcher Matt Wieters, who has two home runs against Sanchez 6: 15.
Miles Mikolas is in his second career playoff start after his start on the hill of the Cardinals Five Innings against Atlanta in the NLDS, which allows a run with three goals.
. 3 Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
NLCS Cardinals List
Here is the 25-card list for the National League Championship Series:
PITCHERS (12): John Brebbia, Genesis Cabrera, Jack Flaherty, Giovanni Gallegos, Dakota Hudson, Ryan Helsley, Carlos Martínez, Miles Mikolas, Andrew Miller, Daniel Ponce de Leon, Adam Wainwright and Tyler Webb.
CATCHERS (2): Yadier Molina, Matt Wieters.
INFELDER (6): Matt Carpenter, Paul DeJong, Tommy Edman, Paul Goldschmidt, Yairo Muñoz, and Kolten Wong.
OUTFIELDERS (5): Randy Arozarena, Harrison Bader, Dexter Fowler, José Martínez and Marcell Ozuna.