The Cardinals scored 5 runs in the 3rd inning in a 6-2 game highlighted by Stephen Piscotty who hit a grand slam in a situation where Max Scherzer needed a doubleplay ball. That was the difference in the game in just 1 swing.
The 3rd inning started off innocent enough with a single by the pitcher Jaime Garcia followed by a walk which was followed by a single to load the bases and then Scherzer had Matt Holliday in an 0-2 count and then ended up walking him to score the 1st run of the game. Piscotty followed that up with a grand slam and that is all the Cardinals needed.
The Nats had big chances to chip away and scored 1 run off of a home run by Danny Espinosa and the big opportunity came in the 6th inning when Bryce Harper led off with a single and was followed by wild pitch and then Daniel Murphy singled to put runners at the corners. Ryan Zimmerman smoked a grounder that turned into a doubleplay as Harper scored and that snuffed out the Nats chance at a big inning.
Back at it tomorrow.