Cards threaten to take commanding lead in series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers need a win at home to prevent the St. Louis Cardinals from taking a 3-0 lead in the NLCS. The Dodgers are at home where they were 47-34 this season. By contrast, the Cards were one of the NL’s better road teams crafting a 43-38 record (FWIW, LA had the league’s best record at 45-36).
Start Time, Venue, TV and Radio Info
Date: Monday, October 14th
Start Time: 8:00 PM EST
Location: Los Angeles, Califonia
Venue: Dodger Stadium
TV Info: TBS
Radio Info: ESPN Radio, 570 FOX Sports (LA), KMOX 1120 (STL)
Live Stream: MLB.tv or the MLB at Bat 12 App.
Cardinals – Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94 ERA, 1.051 WHIP) takes the hill for the visiting Cardinals this evening. Waiwright provided the Cards two fantastic efforts in the NLDS (2-0, 1.13 ERA, 0.750 WHIP, 16 IP, 1 BB, 15 SO) including the Game 5 clincher which was a complete game.
For his career Wainwright is 4-4 when facing Los Angeles. He’s made 10 starts against them (13 appearances overall) with an ERA of 3.10 and a WHIP of 1.278.
Wainwright v Dodgers batters
Dodgers – LA counters with “rookie” Hyun-jin Ryu (14-8, 3.00 ERA, 1.203 WHIP) in hopes to get a game in the series. He started Game 3 of the NLCS, but was not effective. Ryu pitched only three innings and allowed four runs on six hits. The score was 6-4 when Ryu exited the game. LA won that game 13-6.
Ryu has only faced the Cardinals once. In that outing, which was at Busch Stadium, Ryu pitched seven innings and allowed only a run (unearned) on five hits. The Dodgers took home a 5-1 victory.
Ryu v Cardinals batters
Starting Lineups (provided by Baseball Press)
|1. Matt Carpenter (L) 2B||1. Carl Crawford (L) LF|
|2. Carlos Beltran (S) RF||2. Mark Ellis 2B (R)|
|3. Matt Holliday (R) LF||3. Adrian Gonzalez 1B (L)|
|4. Yadier Molina (R) C||4. Hanley Ramirez SS (R)|
|5. David Freese (R) 3B||5. Andre Ethier CF (L)|
|6. Matt Adams (L) 1B||6. Yasiel Puig RF (R)|
|7. Jon Jay (L) CF||7. Juan Uribe 3B (R)|
|8. Pete Kozma (R) SS||8. A.J. Ellis C (R)|
|9. Adam Wainwright (R) P||9. Hyun-jin Ryu P (L)|
No changes afloat for St. Louis.
A lot of mystery surrounding Hanley Ramirez and his rib. Test revealed he had a hairline fracture of the rib where he took a pitch. Tweets from Dylan Hernandez of The Los Angeles Times and Jayson Stark of ESPN state the Ramirez looked good in batting practice. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com tweeted soon after that HanRam claimed he was playing. Hernandez added a tweet saying that Ramirez is on pain killers and has protective padding for his rib.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 14, 2013
Now, how will this affect him?
There was also some question if Andre Ethier would get the start. With most of the pregame focused on Ramirez, not much was revealed. Gurnick did tweet the he looked tentative whenever he tried to stop. Despite that, Jorge L. Ortiz of USA TODAY would tweet Ethier would start as well.