MLB Playoffs 2012: Nationals vs. Cardinals Game 4

Washington's bats went silent in Game 3, leaving Ryan Zimmerman and the Nationals on the brink of elimination. Photo: Associated Press

The St. Louis Cardinals have backed the Washington Nationals into a corner, after shutting them out at Nationals Park on Wednesday. Now, the Nats have no choice but to win Thursday’s game or their postseason run will be over.{ }

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Wednesday.

Game 4 of the NLDS, which will be an elimination game for the Nationals, is set to start Thursday at 4:07 p.m. Kyle Lohse is scheduled to start for the Cardinals while Ross Detweiler will take the hill for Washington.

PHOTOS:{ }Scenes from Nationals Park

With Wednesday’s disappointing loss, some Nationals fans are now worried baseball may soon be over in the nation’s capital.

The team has already had an historic season, and many are looking on the bright side, no matter what happens on the field Thursday.