June 07, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn (31) pitches in the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

Daily Rant: Cardinals start three game set in Detroit

The Cardinals open up a 2006 World Series rematch today as they travel to Detroit to take on the Tigers. The first game is actually almost a true rematch as Justin Verlander starts for the Tigers against a rookie hurler from the Cardinals. Thankfully, Lance Lynn is the rookie pitcher instead of Anthony Reyes. Verlander has a 2.66 ERA to go with his 6-4 record and he leads the league with 103 strikeouts. He hasn’t really had a ton of success against St Louis though. In three regular season starts he sports a 2-1 record, but has a 5.50 ERA. Not to mention he was handled by the Redbirds in the World Series in 2006.

Lance Lynn has a 10-2 record and a 2.42 ERA. He is also coming off of his two best starts of the season and has pitched quality starts in four of his last five outings. This one should be a pitcher’s duel and game time is set for 6:05.


CIN F 38 28 0.4
PIT F 34 31 3.5 -0.4
STL F 34 33 4.5 0.5
MIL F 31 36 7.5 -0.6
HOU F 28 39 10.5 -0.8
CHC F 23 44 15.5 -0.9

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