Folks, it ain't over till it's over. After the Washington Nationals scored seven runs in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals, people were prematurely congratulating the Nationals for sweeping the Cards. However, the beautiful thing about baseball is that the losing team always has a fighting chance until the last pitch, and in this instance, the Cardinals still have a chance, especially after their three-run fifth inning, highlighted by this Jose Martinez two-run double.
It may be a foregone conclusion that the Nationals will be heading to the World Series. After all, they have a 3-0 lead over the Cardinals in the NLCS, meaning that the Cards would have to rattle off four straight wins to move on. With how dominating the Nationals' pitching has been this series, going to the World Series seems like an impossible task for the Cardinals. But they still have a chance until the Nationals get that final out.
And things are getting a little bit weird, at the very least.