PostCards: NLCS Game 4 – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
In Game 4 of the NLCS, the St. Louis Cardinals hope to rebound from last night’s loss against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Oct 11, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 12th inning in game one of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Lance Lynn takes to the mound against Dodgers starter Ricky Nolasco.
This is the 3rd postseason for Lynn. He allowed 5 runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 2 of the NLDS in 4.1 innings pitched. Against the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS, he picked up the win after throwing scoreless innings in the 12th and 13th innings prior to Beltran’s walk-off hit. During the 2011 NLCS, Lynn threw 5.1 innings in 5 scoreless relief appearances.
During the 2012 postseason, Lynn appeared in 3 games against the Washington Nationals, where he pitched 3.1 innings. He went on to start Games 1 and 5 of the NLCS against the San Francisco Giants.
In the regular season, Lynn had a career-high 33 starts and pitched over 200 innings with 19 quality starts.
He went 9‐3 with 2.82 ERA in 16 starts at home while recording a 6‐7 record with a 5.15 ERA over 17 starts on the road. In the area of his season that scares many fans entering tonight, Lynn was 11-4 in 19 starts before the All-Star break while going 4-6 in 14 starts after the break.
However, he rebounded during the month of September by allowing 7 earned runs (8 overall) in 5 September starts with a 2.12 ERA–the lowest monthly ERA for Lynn this season.
Overall, the Cards are 41‐23 in Lynn’s 64 career starts, including 19‐14 this past year.
Matt Carpenter 2B
Carlos Beltran RF
Matt Holliday LF
Matt Adams 1B
Yadier Molina C
Jon Jay CF
David Freese 3B
Daniel Descalso SS
Lance Lynn P
Carl Crawford LF
Mark Ellis 2B
Hanley Ramirez SS
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Andre Ethier CF
Yasiel Puig RF
Juan Uribe 3B
A.J. Ellis C
Ricky Nolasco P