NLDS Game 2: Cardinals (1-0) @ Dodgers (0-1)
Though they scored 10 runs in a Game 1 win, the Cardinals have tweaked their lineup because they will be facing a righty (Zack Greinke) tonight in Game 2. Jon Jay jumps back into the two-hole, while Kolten Wong makes his first career postseason start. Randal Grichuk, who homered in his first playoff at-bat on Friday, remains in the lineup as the Cardinals’ right fielder. Though his numbers against right-handers aren’t as impressive as they are against lefties, Grichuk put together some nice at-bats against righties late in the year and still provides the Cardinals with an above-average glove.
The start belongs to Lance Lynn, who is still looking for his first career playoff start of at least six innings. In all but two of his previous five postseason starts, Lynn was chased before even getting an out in the sixth. He already owns the franchise record for most postseason appearances (21), but he’s won only once as a starter. In a year where Lynn has taken some huge strides forward, that would be the next. For more on Lynn’s start, read this piece.
First pitch tonight is scheduled for 8:37 pm CT, with MLB Network televising.
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