Thanks to odd, mid-afternoon starting times, the Nationals and Cardinals were affected in Game 1 by the shadows at Busch Stadium. Expect more of the same in Game 2.
The Nationals had success earlier in the season against Game 2 starter Jaime Garcia, but he has been here before.
By winning Game 1 at St. Louis, the Nationals have put the pressure on the Cardinals.
The postseason is a roller coaster of emotions, and the Nationals experienced plenty in Game 1 of the NLDS. Now they just have to prepare to do this as many as 18 more times.