WASHINGTON D.C. (BaseballSTL) -- Game four is the one the Cards have to get.
If this goes to Friday, while the Cards would feel confident with Adam Wainwright on the mound, the Nationals would have a certified ace going in Gio Gonzalez.
That’s someone who the Cards do not want to have to try and beat at Nationals Park. Ross Detwiler, meanwhile, goes in game three and he does not have nearly as good of stuff as Gonzalez.
The Cards got to Detwiler, a St. Louis native, less than two weeks ago for seven runs - three earned - on September 30.
Considering Kyle Lohse is the guy Mike Matheny went to in an elimination setting in Atlanta, that’s the matchup the Cards are looking for. If this goes to Friday, the odds of taking the series go down exponentially. They need to close this out on Thursday.