Cardinals make it a game, cut lead to 6-3

This happened in the other NLDS elimination game, don't forget. One team went up 6-0, and everyone started making mental plans for the NLCS. Then the other team crawled back in, slowly but surely.

In the top of the fifth, Daniel Descalso doubled to open the inning, and Pete Kozma singled him over to third. Shane Robinson walked -- you can't really challenge that guy with a six-run lead -- loading the bases with no one out. An INFIELD FLY to Jon Jay didn't do anything, but then Gonzalez uncorked a wild pitch, cutting the Nationals' lead to 6-2.

Matt Holliday followed, but he dribbled the ball back to Gonzalez, who threw home for the force. With two outs, it looked like Gonzalez could get out of the inning, but, surprise!, wild Gonzalez showed up. He couldn't throw strikes to Allen Craig, which forced in a run.

After starting Yadier Molina 2-0, Molina took an outside pitch to right for an easy fly to Jayson Werth, ending the threat.

The Nationals are probably close to making this a bullpen game, as Gonzalez is already at 99 pitches through five innings.

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