Update: The Cardinals have defeated the Nationals 5-0. Jayson Werth and Michael Morse got the only hits of the day for Washington.
The Nationals and Cardinals are halfway through the final game of their series at Busch Stadium, and so far, the only difference are the mistakes Tom Gorzelanny made early and the ones Kyle Lohse has avoided.
Gorzelanny has walked four batters through four innings, including a walk he issued to Albert Pujols in the first inning. He followed that by leaving a slider on the outside half of the plate for Matt Holliday, with catcher Ivan Rodriguez lined up for a pitch that would have crossed the inside back edge of the plate. Holliday reached out for it and swatted it to left for a two-run homer. Gorzelanny has thrown 90 pitches through four innings, and the Cardinals lead the Nationals 2-0. He's recovered nicely after the first inning, but he's not likely to go further than five innings, since he's due to lead off the sixth. That means a bullpen that worked seven innings yesterday will have plenty to do again today.
Lohse, meanwhile, has only thrown 55 pitches in five innings, holding the Nationals to two hits and a walk so far. Only Jayson Werth and Michael Morse have hit Lohse, and both of their hits have been singles. The Nationals will have to get something going against him to win the series.