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How To Watch Nationals-Cardinals NLCS Game 2: Date, time, TV channel, live stream

How To Watch Nationals-Cardinals NLCS Game 2: Date, time, TV channel, live stream

The Nationals pulled one win closer to their first World Series berth in franchise history with a 2-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the National League Cahmpionship Series on Friday night.

Here's how to watch Game 2.

2019 NLCS Game 2: Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019

Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO.

Time: 4:08 p.m. ET

TV Channel: TBS

Broadcasters: Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling and Jeff Francoeur

Live Stream: TBS.com, or you can download the TBS app.

Radio: 106.7 The Fan (Washington DC Market), ESPN Radio (Nationally)

Weather: 58° F

Nationals vs. Cardinals History

All-Time Record (post-2005): Cardinals lead 61-42

Regular-Season Series: Cardinals lead 5-2

Last Playoff Appearance: Cardinals (2018), Nationals (2017)

National League Championship Series Schedule:

Saturday, Oct. 12:
- NLCS Game 2: Nationals @ Cardinals. Time: 4:08 p.m. TV Channel: TBS.

Monday, Oct. 14:
- NLCS Game 3. Cardinals @ Nationals. 7:38 p.m. TV Channel: TBS.

Tuesday, Oct. 15: 
- NLCS Game 4. Cardinals @ Nationals. 8:05 p.m. TV Channel: TBS.

Wednesday, Oct. 16: 
- NLCS Game 5*. Cardinals @ Nationals. 4:08 p.m. TV Channel: TBS.

Friday, Oct. 18: 
- NLCS Game 6*. Nationals @ Cardinals. 8:08 p.m. TV Channel: TBS.

Saturday, Oct. 19:
- NLCS Game 7*. Nationals @ Cardinals. 8:08 p.m. TV Channel: TBS

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    All eyes turn to Anthony Rendon at the Winter Meetings after Gerrit Cole signs

    All eyes turn to Anthony Rendon at the Winter Meetings after Gerrit Cole signs

    SAN DIEGO -- News of Gerrit Cole’s gargantuan contract swept through the Winter Meetings late Tuesday night. A bustling lobby temporarily stalled as everyone looked at their phones then each other. It was true. Cole signed for $325 million to play in New York. 

    Which means the third -- and for all intents and purposes final -- day of the meetings will focus on Anthony Rendon. He is now the premier player available in the free agent market. Cole and Stephen Strasburg signed. Rendon should be next.

    Much of Tuesday before the Cole news revolved around Rendon. Agent Scott Boras stood atop a Pelican case -- a hard box used to protect television cameras -- in front of a Boras Corp. standing backdrop. There was symmetry between Boras on the box and what it usually holds. He’s naturally drawn to camera equipment.

    There, ringed by reporters who largely couldn’t hear or just watched the spectacle, Boras spoke in generalizations about Rendon’s status. Yes, several teams have inquired about Rendon. Yes, seven years is the marker for a contract. Yes, negotiations are ongoing.

    Where are the Nationals in this? That is more difficult to pin down. Rendon remains a curious challenge to read in the offseason. He made jokes at the World Series about not wanting to play until he was 35. He turns 30 years old next season. Does nostalgia have pull for him, either in Washington or back in Texas? Is it simply about money?

    Asked about Nationals’ managing principal owner Mark Lerner saying the team could only afford Strasburg or Rendon, Boras moved to what has become the Deferred Money Defense. Around $80 million of Strasburg’s $245 million will be put off until after his contract ends. Boras contends wiggle room now exists for the Nationals. Reminder: it’s also his job to drive the market.

    “I think Mark’s comments were before the Strasburg negotiations were complete,” Boras said. “And that contract structure that Stephen did allowed certainly an opening and a consideration that probably the Nationals were available to them in their decision making. So I think it’s something that clearly opens doors for them. And when you look at their payroll structure, and the amount of money they have in the $60-$70 million range with their payroll, I think they can sign not only an Anthony Rendon but many players.”

    Mike Rizzo was slightly dismissive of Boras’ take when talking to reporters inside his hotel room suite. He’s often taken the position they know Rendon better than anyone, so the amount of times both sides converse is a bit overrated.

    “We’ve had conversations about Anthony throughout the process,” Rizzo said. “I don’t get my daily update from Scott, but we’re in communication, and I don’t sense anything is imminent at this point. But that was a while ago, so you never know.”

    Read that back. Rizzo talked about Rendon throughout, dropped a dig at Boras, stated nothing is imminent, then countered that claim by saying “you never know.” The last time he said no movement was imminent came almost a year ago. He traded Tanner Roark a couple hours later.

    Rizzo is checking on trades, Josh Donaldson and piecemeal as possible Rendon alternatives. There is no equivalent player remaining on the market. So, a transaction involving him is now imminent, to borrow a word. It’s just a question of where.

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    Stephen Strasburg reportedly lobbying for Anthony Rendon to return to the Nationals

    Stephen Strasburg reportedly lobbying for Anthony Rendon to return to the Nationals

    With the MLB offseason just getting underway, Stephen Strasburg has already accomplished his main goal. Signing a massive seven-year, $245 million deal with the Nationals on Monday, he got the money and the opportunity to return to the team he started his career and won a World Series with.

    Now, he's focused on completing his second goal of the offseason: bring back Anthony Rendon.

    Strasburg is reportedly heavily involved in trying to bring the MVP-caliber third baseman back to DC as the pitcher is making his case to both Rendon and the Nationals front office, according to MASN's Mark Zuckerman.

    When Strasburg inked his contract on Monday, many believed it meant the end of the line for the Nationals chances to re-sign Rendon, as Nationals owner Mark Lerner even mentioned it would be hard to sign both. However, it appears that the pitcher is thinking anything but that. Besides reportedly getting involved in the pitch to Rendon, Strasburg also seemed to have Rendon in mind when figuring out the terms to his new deal.

    Within the total amount of money, Strasburg's contract features $80 million in deferred money, which can help the Nationals work toward potentially signing other players. Scott Boras, the agent to both Rendon and Strasburg, alluded to that on Tuesday saying that Strasburg's deal could create a new "opening" in the Rendon negotiations.

    Even if the deferred money from Strasburg and his dedication to trying to get Rendon back may help, it won't be that easy for the Nationals. Boras said on Tuesday that Rendon has already received more than a few seven-year offers, meaning that he'll come with a hefty price tag.

    However, Zuckerman did report that Rendon may be slowly becoming more open to the idea of deferred money in his contract, something that didn't look to be a possibility at first, citing Strasburg's decision and Washington's ability to continue to contend as factors.

    Getting Anthony Rendon back to the Nationals won't happen as fast as it did with Strasburg, if it happens at all. Yet plenty of Nationals fans want the team to do whatever it takes to make it happen, and Strasburg looks to be in the same boat.

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