Washington catcher Kurt Suzuki is in the starting lineup for Game 2 of the NL Championship Series after being sidelined by a head injury. Anibal Sanchez received the starting nod for the Washington Nationals, and he had success as he went 7.2 scoreless innings while only giving up 1 hit. In the seventh, with Mikolas out of the game and Giovanny Gallegos, Andrew Miller, and John Brebbia clearly struggling to curb Washington's offense, Kendrick returned with an RBI single to pad the lead, 2-0.
Randy Arozarena reached base as a pinch hitter in Game 1 of the NLCS between his St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals on Friday night, but he probably should not have been given that benefit. "I stayed with this, just this sweat shirt, the whole game". The blast carried the Nationals to a sudden 7-3 win and sent them to St. Louis. Veteran starter Adam Wainwright has been solid as of recent, but the Nationals have the right talent with Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto, and Trea Turner to cause some problems on the road.