Gio Gonzalez will be making the start for the Nationals. Gonzalez led the major leagues with 21 wins in 2012, going 21-8 with a 2.89 ERA. He struck out over a batter per inning in 2012, and combined that with a career-best walk rate as he was one of the anchors of the Nationals staff.
Gonzalez will be opposed by Adam Wainwright of the Cards. Wainwright went 14-13 in 2012 to go along with a 3.94 ERA. He faced the Nationals twice this season, going 1-1 in those games. His last start came against Washington on Sept 28, and he pitched six innings in the win, allowing the Nats only a single earned run.
Game time/date: First pitch is scheduled for 3:07 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 7
Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Radio: ESPN Radio
TV: TBS, SN-1