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Breaking down the NLDS

Oct 7, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS — One owns 11 World Series titles, including the most recent one, and features a roster loaded with postseason experience yet a rookie manager who has never been here before.

The other owns zero World Series titles — at least, technically, as a franchise — and features a roster with barely any postseason experience yet a veteran manager who has guided four different organizations into October.

You want contrasts? The National League Division Series between the Nationals and Cardinals is all about contrasts, pitting one of baseball's most-storied franchises against one of the game's historically least-successful towns.

But how do these two teams stack up on the field? Let's break down the matchup…

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  1. Ghost Of Steve M. - Oct 7, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    JayB from the other post Aroldis Chapman was supposed to be a starter. That turned out to be stupid money for a Rookie closer, now a Veteran closer who has had injury issues.Last night was looking like a scene of HRod.

  2. Eugene in Oregon - Oct 7, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Mark Z: Here's hoping your analysis proves spot-on. GYFNG!

  3. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Don't forget the manager: Edge Nationals.

  4. Tcostant - Oct 7, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    I cannot wait. I feel young again!

  5. Joe Seamhead - Oct 7, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    uh-oh, now I'm nervous. Mark Z hasn't been too good on his predictions so far this year.Just kidding,we got this.GYFNG!!!

  6. JayB - Oct 7, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    injury issues like strass or zimNN…come one.21 year olds have injuries and bad outings…see strass..he would be a great asset for the next 6 years….Maya and Martin….never will be and never were….Rizzo said point blank that on the day of the move and several times later…..Maya was MLB ready…….

  7. Tcostant - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    The Nats have won a lot of series this year. They just need to win another few. I'm not worried.

  8. nats guy - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    JayB Can't you just enjoy anything without screwing it up for everybody else. I swear if they win the WS you'll be worrying about somebody that Rizzo took a chance on that didn't pan out. Calm down and enjoy. You and Peric just need to stop pretending you know everything and stop having to be always right even when you aren't.

  9. natsfan1a - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Seriously? This team won the division, and it isn't done yet. Could we maybe hold off on the GM critiques for the time being and enjoy the ride? Just a thought.

  10. Doc - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Yeah Mark, don't forget Davey.Davey vs. Dusty—-no contest!

  11. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    MicheleS said… Don't forget the manager: Edge Nationals. October 07, 2012 10:53 AM Big-time edge. Huge.

  12. Ghost Of Steve M. - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    JayB, much has been written on closers and while they technically dont win games, they preserve the Win, the difference between the best and 5th best closer is small. Statistically the 2 best closers are sitting at home now in Fernando Rodney and Craig Kimbrel.Aroldis Chapman, Jim Johnson, Drew Storen, Motte, Soriano, Balfour, Valverde, are your last guys standing.Chapman walked bases loaded last night and wild pitched in a run.

  13. mick - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Looking ahead, the Reds really impressed me last night. Losing there ace will have an effect down the road, but to bounce back like they did verse Giants on the road was inmpressive

  14. mick - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Impressed with Cards, but gang this team does not have Pujols and is Carpenter really 100%?I think those factors really help the Nats in the long run

  15. zregime - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Joe Seamhead: Yes, excellently put. We got this.Remember, O My Brothers and Sisters and Friends, that back in '87 our stepchildren the Twins faced a team in the World Series…wait for it…yeah, that's it. Steve Lombardozzi Sr. was on that team. The mojo is workin' and it's a darn fine thang.We DO have this. Not because of kismet or karma or mojo or anything else. It's because we have better athletes, better ballplayers, than they do.As they say in Chicagoland…Cuck the Fards.GYFNG!!!

  16. mick - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    zregimeTom Kelly who was Twins manager is also very similar to Davey

  17. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Well, JayB is still right about the International signings. Given the new Nats inspired draconian draft rules the GM needs to convince ownership to forget about Smileygate and move forward with that.As for closers. The Nats feature a bullpen chock full of high velocity closers: Storen, Mattheus, and Garcia have closed at least in the minors and are capable of being shutdown closers. Pitchers like Clilppard, Burnett, and Gonzalez are capable of closing but use guile more … instead of vast variance in velocities of their pitches. If necessary Detwiler is also capable of filling in as a high-octane relief specialist. Given his previous performance against the Cardinals he will be looking for a way to make up for it. Detwiler's relief appearances weren't as good as his starting performances but he might raise his game for the playoffs and now he'd have a veteran catcher in Suzuki calling his pitches. You want to know the X-factor? The next Cody Ross? It may just be Ross Detwiler. Just because he is a young, talented lefty just finding out how good he can be.Edge NATS.

  18. zregime - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Mick: Spot on!

  19. rabbit34 - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Sorry, after this series, look for the Nationals to be watching from home. They just don't have the bats. One little hickup in a short series and they're done. But hopefully….GO NATIONALS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    You and Peric just need to stop pretending you know everything and stop having to be always right even when you aren't.Get a life bandwagon dude. Here's a quarter go out and play in traffic … or maybe stand on your head and spit nickels. Do something useful moron.

  21. Gonat - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Go Tommy Milone!!!!!!

  22. Manassas Nats' Fan - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    The Cards are a tough match up but all would be at this point. GYFNG

  23. Doc - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    In truth Mark, our Nats were better hitters than the House of Cards during the 2nd half of the season. So we have to give the Nats the edge here too!Post ASG, 2012 Nats vs. Cards:Nats 50 more RunsNats 41 more HR'sNats better SLG & OPSNats better BA: .273 vs. 268Nats even stole a few more bases Post ASG than the Cards!Go Gio, Go!! GoooooooooooooooNats!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Ghost Of Steve M. - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    MLB Network with the coolest intro. Hope you all saw it. A photo album comes to life on the pages.

  25. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Rizzo said point blank that on the day of the move and several times later…..Maya was MLB ready…….He may be. He had a pretty decent year in AAA for the Chiefs. Just not for the post-Riggleman Nats. Trade, signing, plus Detwiler and Zimmermann finally maturing. He isn't needed. He can pitch in relief but is he better than Stammen or Gorzelanny?Maya will get a job in the majors. Its just going to take longer than he thought it would mostly because he no longer has the 94 mph inside heat that he used to effect in the World Baseball Classic. I guess its kind of hard to scout Cuban pitchers … at this point it sure seems as if the position players are panning out as better than the pitching crop. And many held that the reverse would be true.

  26. Ghost Of Steve M. - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Michael Morse hits 2 HRs today is all I have to say.

  27. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Rabbit.. Thanks for the lock.Peric.. Unless you got to see the 1924 World Seris Nats like the gentleman in the WaPo Profile did, everyone is a bandwagon fan.

  28. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Ghost.. and none of Beast's HR's will be Phantom ones ;-)

  29. A DC Wonk - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    They just don't have the bats.Silly wabbit. Do you just make this stuff up?How in the world do you claim that a team that has splits of .273/.331/.441/.772 after the ASG a team that doesn't have bats?(St.L. for that same time period: .268/.334/.406/.740)Since you're looking to speak ill of the Nats, at least make it halfway factual.

  30. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    MLB Network with the coolest intro. Hope you all saw it. A photo album comes to life on the pages.I still like the Gangnem Style video … hilarious.

  31. A DC Wonk - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    (Doc, I owe you a coke!)

  32. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    And Peric.. here is the link to the article on Bertram R. Abramson.Since you are not him, please include yourself in the bandwagon fans.

  33. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Gonat.. agree..GO TOMMY MILONE!!!!

  34. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Peric.. Unless you got to see the 1924 World Seris Nats like the gentleman in the WaPo Profile did, everyone is a bandwagon fan.I'll compromise and say the 1933 team …Except that franchise now lies in the land of 1000 lakes. Was lost to DC JUST BEFORE it got really good and in good part due to those "International signings" JayB likes to bring up. The key to those Senators/Twins teams were in fact international signings. The other franchise lost to the verdamned Orioles in the Wild Card. It took a bit longer to get good after the move.So, I guess we start in 2005 and carry over the Montreal Expos franchise records and history. Adding in some transgeneration grief over losing seaasons and losing teams that the Nats fans have suffered. Makes for an interesting mix …

  35. A DC Wonk - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Peric, why do you keep calling others bandwagon fans? How the heck do you know if they are? And, further, so what if they are? It really comes across as infantile, and reminiscent of 2d graders saying "my dad can beat up your dad". I mean — who cares?Do you know the first Nats game I attended? You have no idea, do you? But does it matter?And another thing: the Nats had pretty lousy attendance during those 100+ loss season. So your choices are:(a) reject/insult any new fan since then, and make sure the Nats have poor attendance forever; or(b) welcome new fans, so that some day the Nats will be pulling in more than 2.3M fans.

  36. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    Since you are not him, please include yourself in the bandwagon fans.Dear Miss Google. Look up transgenerational grief. Doh!

  37. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Sorry Peric, no compromise on bandwagon fans, Unless you actually saw the 1924 WS, you are a bandwagon fan. Welcome aboard.

  38. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Loving that Tommy is playing today. Just want the A's to win today.

  39. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    (a) reject/insult any new fan since then, and make sure the Nats have poor attendance forever; orYOU AGAIN FAIL TO SEE THE POINT? Are you sure you are a Math graduate? I mean it surprised me to see your post about Boz using trigonometry when basic statistics works just find in nature? Talk about insulting someone who didn't deserve it dude! He started with the insults dunce cap … I wasn't saying anything … if you are going to insult someone who wasn't saying anything at all? You have to expect some feedback.Go ahead and start the gang up wars there Wonk and MichelleS … you know what will happen …

  40. natsfan1a - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Go, Nats! Go, A's! :-)

  41. natsfan1a - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Oh, and Giants, too! :-)

  42. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Sorry Peric, no compromise on bandwagon fans, Unless you actually saw the 1924 WS, you are a bandwagon fan. Welcome aboard.Sorry MichelleS but its not the way we true locals see things. And since you are not …

  43. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    This is funny by Kilgore:Adam Kilgore‏@AdamKilgoreWPTotal facial expressions for Jordan Zimmermann during his press conference: 1

  44. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Really Peric? All the true locals that I have met at the games are thrilled to see all the new fans. There is a retired couple from DC in my section and they love seeing all the people come out to the park. I mean they have been to every game since 2005 and are thrilled.What has been your experience at Nats Park?

  45. Swift Eagle - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    The main thing I noticed from the first few playoff games was an increase by all the teams in errors, wild pitches, wild throws, dropped balls, etc…It will be interesting to see which Nats raise their games, which ones play the same, and which ones maybe shrink a little…Hopefully the Nats find their Scot Brosius, Scott Spiezo, and Rick Dempsey types!…

  46. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    What has been your experience at Nats Park?It still galls me that my tax money made Camden Yards better … and that damned Boog's barbecue. It should be more like PacBel … which I deem the very best in the majors. Let me know when you figure out where Hoover's cats are buries Miss Google.

  47. zregime - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    peric + playoffs = buzzkillperic don't want it…never did want it…peric, you WANT our Natties to lose so you can keep wallowing in the mireAs the B-52's sang, "Get out of the state you're in"We got this

  48. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Swift there has definitely been some jitters in the first few days. Let's hope they attack the cards.

  49. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Zregime the zMantis just ate your head off … you are now a headless zombie.

  50. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    You know y'all can keep ganging up on me and show your true maturity levels. Or you can back off before you start something where Mark has to step in again …My god probably the same numbskulls who constantly complain about Howard Stern's sardonic humor.

  51. Gonat - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    I'm signing off. The insults on such a happy day is a joke. Who is the bigger fan. Who said what first. Blah blah blah. Call me when you grow up.

  52. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    I wonder if with the weather if anyone shows up to the MASN party at the Fairgrounds?

  53. NatsJack in Florida - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    And once again, the sites self anointed genious exhibiting his total lack of social skills.

  54. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    And once again, the sites self anointed genious exhibiting his total lack of social skills.And once again the self-appointed king of onomatopoeic edicts joins the gang up … back to your lawn chair old man.

  55. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    When did Jhonny Peralta start playing SS for the Tigers?

  56. Swift Eagle - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Probably just people who live nearby Michele…I doubt very many will brave traffic on a Redskins home date to get down there on a day like this…

  57. Swift Eagle - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Why did they start Det/Oak game at 12N??? Isn't that 8am Oakland time?

  58. NatsLady - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Eagle, yes, I notice that too. Gotta play a clean game and not give away bases and runs. I wonder why Melvin scheduled Tommy to pitch away from home. The A's look overmatched–it's early yet, but they do. Wild pitch.

  59. Swift Eagle - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    While I agree with others who been critical of the TV announcers in the playoff games, one thing they have been correct on is: "Every base runner is a rally" Amazing how different it feels than a game in July…

  60. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Swift 9 am local.Can't have the Giants start early because of time zones, no 11 am local time start for the Cards. And GOD forbid they put the Yankees at an earlier time.

  61. NatsLady - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    9 a.m. LOL. Well, they are used to football at that time, I guess.

  62. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:41 PM

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  63. Ghost Of Steve M. - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Swift 9am out here. Been up for hours.

  64. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    NatsLady.. Isn't Comerica considered a pitchers park (excluding the Prince/Miggy tandem)? Maybe that's why Melvin thought it was okay to pitch Tommy there.

  65. Ghost Of Steve M. - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Signing off too. NatsJack, you're the best.

  66. NatsLady - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    If you don't mind the delay (or you can DVR for about a minute) the Detroit guys are excellent.

  67. Swift Eagle - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    That's right, 9am in Oak and 11am in Detroit..Wonder if the the Nats first home game will be early afternoon? The Sun Monster may be back…I can't imagine too many of those Oakland Mosh Pit fans are awake and watching on TV at 9am on a Sunday!

  68. NatsLady - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Tommy–what? Nerves?

  69. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    I wonder why Melvin scheduled Tommy to pitch away from home. The A's look overmatched–it's early yet, but they do. Wild pitch.The outfield in Oakland is cavernous. But Milone is their most effective starter after Bartolo Colon (I can't believe I am saying that!) Brandon McCarthy should be but … Have to figure they feel Oakland's cavernous confines are safer for Colon than for Milone.

  70. NatsJack in Florida - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Thanks, Ghost. Check you later.

  71. Feel Wood - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Clearly when peric ordered his meds from Canada pre-season he didn't factor in the possibility of the Nats making the playoffs.

  72. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Swift.. those folks in the Mosh pit are just getting home.

  73. NatsLady - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Detroit is in the Eastern time zone. It's the same time there as here.

  74. Swift Eagle - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Wild pitches, walks, and hit batters from T. Millone….The play by play guy just described the HBP saying: "That one was just a little too far inside"Lol..

  75. NatsNut - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    Get all the bickering out of your systems here so it's not on our first postseason game thread.

  76. Swift Eagle - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    Haha..Thanks NL, obviously I don't get out much! It's still about 12:45pm in NoVA right? Lol

  77. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    How great is this:Mark Zuckerman‏@ZuckermanCSNJohn McLaren, who managed #Nats 3 games last June between Riggleman and Davey, here as advance scout for A's. Also managing China in WBC.

  78. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Clearly when peric ordered his meds from Canada pre-season he didn't factor in the possibility of the Nats making the playoffs..And clearly when FeelWood ordered his toys from the Canadian Adult Stores he was clearly ready for his groping groupies … except he is all alone? What will he do with all of those toys?

  79. Swift Eagle - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    My radio is actually ahead of my TV broadcast, it's annoying, but I will still be listening to Charlie and Dave while watching….I'm not letting TBS ruin this for me

  80. zregime - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    My last post of the day, before gametime: When (not if) we win it all, I want to host a World Series Winners Happy Hour at a local joint and it's on me. Don't know where y'all are at but I'm gonna start the bidding by saying Growlers in G'Burg. Other nominations definitely welcomed. We will high five and hug and cry when it comes over us, realizing that, as Seals and Crofts once sang, We May Never Pass This Way Again.peric, you're welcomed too.C-Y-Y! G-I-O!

  81. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    For those not on twitter from Kolko:Drake's living the life

  82. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:52 PM

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  83. Swift Eagle - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    There's just no such thing as a routine play in these games…

  84. NatsLady - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    There was a bad play on both ends. LaRoche would have picked it.

  85. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    UGH:Mark Zuckerman‏@ZuckermanCSNMarvin Hudson umping first base for Game 1. Somebody at MLB has a twisted sense of humor.

  86. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    peric, you're welcomed too.You'll need the County fair grounds … I fear going there … it has changed so much from the bucolic farm land it once was …

  87. MicheleS - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Come on Oakland! Get some runs!!!

  88. Swift Eagle - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    They called the Cabrera play a hit?? So the run is earned, for now…

  89. NatsLady - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    It was an error on both ends, so they compromised by calling it a hit. ;)

  90. NatsLady - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Nice throw!

  91. Swift Eagle - Oct 7, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Great throw..Anyone else get the MLB TV Postseason Add on? Pretty cool with extra camera angles and you can watch Batting Practice..

  92. NatsLady - Oct 7, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Yes, I have it. It was free… not sure how that happened. Didn't know you could watch batting practice.

  93. natsfan1a - Oct 7, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    Sweet.MicheleS said… For those not on twitter from Kolko: Drake's living the life October 07, 2012 12:51 PM

  94. peric - Oct 7, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Yes, I have it. It was free… not sure how that happened. Didn't know you could watch batting practice.Crap that didn't work for me … Not sure I like having to pick camera angles seem to end up in quad mode. Not why we are stuck having to pick camera angles as the only means to watch the game? Have to wait until 2014 for mlb to take back its rights for its online broadcasts.

  95. natsfan1a - Oct 7, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    Also, his doo-wop skills are seriously lacking.Chapman walked bases loaded last night and wild pitched in a run.

  96. Doc - Oct 7, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Thanks for the future coke DC Wonk!Make it diet, Kid!Looking for a Nats' sweep, and enjoying my delusions on TBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GoooooooooooooooooNats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. Joe Seamhead - Oct 7, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    zregime, I hope to take you up on your offer!

  98. Section 222 - Oct 7, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    zregime, you're a good man. and if you're buying, you can pick the place. i'll be there if i can. i still remember you're the guy who predicted the Nats would win over 90 games. hats off to you my friend. even the know it all of this board didn't get that right, except maybe in his history rewriting head.

  99. SonnyG10 - Oct 7, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Most of our boys will be getting their first post-season experience today. They will be changed forever, in a good way. Go Nats!!!

  100. JaneB - Oct 7, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    two strikes!

  101. Section 222 - Oct 7, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    I like having the pitchtrack up for every pitch. Even when it shows that the pitch was, in fact, not "on the outside corner." MASN take note. It can be done.

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 58 47 --
ATLANTA 58 49 1.0
MIAMI 53 54 6.0
NEW YORK 52 56 7.5
PHILADELPHIA 47 61 12.5
Through Wednesday's early games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
THU: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Orioles at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
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