Tonight's game features a good Nationals pitcher (Esteban Loaiza) who has been pretty bad in August and a not-as-good Cardinals pitcher (Jeff Suppan) who has been very good in August. Given that the Cardinals have both Albert Pujols and the best record in baseball and the Nationals don't, we'll go out on a limb and say that the matchup favors the Cardinals.
This is going to be a tough series, and everyone knew it was going to be a tough series. The preferred course would have been to win the series against the lowly Reds to take some of the pressure off of this series. Things didn't work out that way, so now this series has added importance, which isn't good for the Nationals.
I'll be blogging from the game for those who are interested. I hope the posts will be at least mildly interesting! Go Nats!