Allen Craig continued to impress for the second postseason in a row on Wednesday, putting the St. Louis Cardinals on the board with an RBI double on the road against the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of the NLDS. The score, after an incredibly precarious inning from Chris Carpenter, is 1-0.
Craig was 3-9 with a home run and a double already in his first two games. He hit three crucial home runs in the Cardinals' 2011 World Series victory over the Texas Rangers, driving in five and missing the MVP Award only on account of some guy named David Freese. He scored a spry-looking Matt Holliday, who singled through the left side to start the action.
With the series tied 1-1, this Nationals Park opener is likely to be the turning point in this best of five series; neither team can afford to go down in what's been a strange series so far. Carpenter and (familiar) Nationals starter Edwin Jackson will have short leashes, but by the time Mike Matheny and Davey Johnson pull on them, the damage could already be done.