What they’re saying about NLDS Game 2

The Nationals and Cardinals will leave St. Louis with the best-of-five National League Division Series tied at one game apiece.

By now you’ve read the wall-to-wall coverage of the NLDS on MASNsports.com from Dan Kolko and Byron Kerr. Here’s a round-up of what other media outlets are saying about Game 2 of the National League Division Series between the Nationals and Cardinals.

* In case you forgot, Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia only lasted two innings, despite the Cards taking the lead in the bottom of the second. Well, it turns out, Garcia was experiencing soreness in his left shoulder and was sent for an MRI writes Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com. The MRI results are due back Tuesday.

* Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Carlos Beltran and Jon Jay were the heroes of Monday’s game.

* Brian McNally of The Examiner says the Nationals need Bryce Harper, despite his young age, to be more consistent for a successful postseason.

* David Schoenfield of ESPN’s SweetSpot Blog says the remainder of the NLDS pitching matchups now favor the Cardinals.

* Despite a 12-win season, Jordan Zimmermann still couldn’t figure out a way to beat the Cardinals, writes Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post. In six starts against the Cardinals, Zimmermann has allowed 30 runs in 28 2/3 innings.

* The Nationals’ rotation woes are something to be concerned about according to Barry Svrluga of The Washington Post.

* The Cardinals know the importance of winning Game 2 according to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com

* Harper’s aggressiveness in the seventh inning “was wrong” according to Davey Johnson, writes Anthony DiComo of MLB.com

* In case you missed it, Game 3 of the NLDS will start at 1 p.m. and will air on MLB Network. Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post writes that fans are disappointed and frustrated with the start time.

* Amanda Comak of The Washington Times says the young, inexperienced Nationals pitching is largely responsible for the Nats’ 12-4 loss Monday.

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