The Nationals open postseason play this afternoon, but before things get underway in St. Louis, here's a breakdown of the two clubs and a prediction for the series.
The Cardinals will start Adam Wainwright, a former ace who has had an inconsistent 2012 after returning from Tommy John surgery.
Only four Nationals players have postseason experience, and now they must face a Cardinals club with 21 players who have been through this before. They aren't fazed one bit.
Gio Gonzalez will take the mound in the first game of the NLDS and spoke to reporters about that honor on Saturday.