St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers: NLCS Game 4 Info

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

LA can even series with win tonight.

To flip the bat or not to flip the bat? That is the question. Are we making too much of this? Most likely.

The positive side is if the St. Louis Cardinals can win tonight, they will be on the verge of clinching the NL title. For the Los Angeles Dodgers, it’s simple: win or face elimination for the remainder of the series.

Start Time, Venue, TV and Radio Info

Date: Tuesday, October 15th
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.

Starting Pitchers

St. Louis – Looking to get a little momentum back on their side, the Cards hope 15-game winner Lance Lynn is that tonic. He enters this affair making only his fourth postseason start, but his 19th overall postseason appearance. Lynn did pitch two innings in the epic Game 1 which the Cards eventually won 3-2 in 13 innings. He was rewarded with the win.

Lynn v Dodgers batters

Player PA AB H HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Michael Young 11 9 0 0 1 1 5 .000 .091 .000 .091
Mark Ellis 10 9 2 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .222 .444
Andre Ethier 9 7 1 0 0 2 0 .143 .333 .143 .476
A.J. Ellis 7 7 1 0 1 0 4 .143 .143 .143 .286
Adrian Gonzalez 5 4 1 0 1 1 1 .250 .400 .500 .900
Dee Gordon 5 5 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Carl Crawford 4 4 2 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Hanley Ramirez 4 3 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250
Juan Uribe 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
Nick Punto 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Edinson Volquez 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Yasiel Puig 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 63 54 8 0 3 6 19 .148 .230 .185 .415
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 10/15/2013.


Los Angeles – Some discussion about if Don Mattingly would bring back Zack Greinke on short rest for this one. In the end, Mattingly stuck to his “schedule” and will start Ricky Nolasco, saving Greinke for Game 5. This will be Nolasco’s first ever postseason outing.

Nolasco v Cardinals hitters

Player PA AB H HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Carlos Beltran 53 47 16 1 3 6 11 .340 .415 .404 .819
Matt Holliday 27 26 12 2 7 1 2 .462 .481 .885 1.366
Jon Jay 15 13 7 0 2 0 1 .538 .571 .615 1.187
Daniel Descalso 14 13 4 0 0 1 2 .308 .357 .385 .742
David Freese 12 12 6 0 1 0 3 .500 .500 .583 1.083
Yadier Molina 12 11 3 0 0 0 1 .273 .333 .273 .606
Tony Cruz 10 10 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Matt Carpenter 6 5 1 0 1 1 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
Matt Adams 5 5 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Adam Wainwright 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 157 144 49 3 14 9 26 .340 .387 .458 .845
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 10/15/2013.


That bottom line sure doesn’t look too pretty…

Starting Lineups

Cardinals   Dodgers
1. Matt Carpenter (L) 2B   1. Carl Crawford (L) LF
2. Carlos Beltran (S) RF   2. Mark Ellis (R) 2B
3. Matt Holliday (R) LF   3. Hanley Ramirez (R) SS
4. Matt Adams (L) 1B   4. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
5. Yadier Molina (R) C   5. Andre Ethier (L) CF
6. Jon Jay (L) CF   6. Yasiel Puig (R) RF
7. David Freese (R) 3B   7. Juan Uribe (R) 3B
8. Daniel Descalso (L) SS   8. A.J. Ellis (R) C
9. Lance Lynn (R) P   9. Ricky Nolasco (R) P

Topics: Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB Playoffs, Nlcs, St Louis Cardinals

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