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.

Cardinals Lineup:
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

Dodgers Lineup:
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