NLCS Game 3 – St. Louis Cardinals @ San Francisco Giants – Tuesday October 14th

This evening is game 3 of the Best of 7 National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants.

  St. Louis Cardinals @ San Francisco Giants – Game 3 – Series tied 1-1

Series summary: The St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants are tied at 1 win apiece after the first 2 games of the series. In game 1 the Giants were victorious 3-0. Their runs were scored in the 2nd and 3rd innings. Starter Madison Bumgarner notched his 1st win of this postseason as he pitched 7.2 innings and didn’t allow an earned run on 4 hits. He also struck out 7 batters. Closer Santiago Casilla picked up his 3rd save of the postseason as he pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. Giants 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval was 3 for 4 with 1 run scored and a walk. 1st baseman Brandon Belt was 1 for 1 with an rbi and 2 walks. Left-fielder Travis Ishikawa was 2 for 3 with 1 rbi. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright got saddled with the loss as he pitched 4.2 innings while allowing 2 earned runs on 6 hits. He walked 3 and struck out 2 batters. The Cards used 5 pitchers in the game. Center-fielder John Jay was 2 for 3. 3rd baseman Matt Carpenter was 1 for 4 with 1 strike out. In game 2 the Cardinals claimed a 5-4 victory. The teams were tied going to the bottom of the 9th. 2nd baseman Kolten Wong hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 9th to win it for the Cardinals. 3rd baseman Matt Carpenter hit his 4th home run of the postseason. Carpenter was 1 for 4 with 1 run batted in and 1 run scored. He also struck out twice. 1st baseman Matt Adams hit his 2nd home run of the postseason. Adams was 1 for 3 with 1 rbi and 2 runs scored. He also walked one time. St. Louis reliever Seth Maness got the win as he pitched 0.1 of an inning while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. Closer Trevor Rosenthal blew the save in the top half of the 9th inning. Giants reliever Sergio Romo was saddled with the loss as he didn’t get any outs while giving up 1 earned run on 1 hit. Starter Jake Peavy pitched 4 innings as he allowed 2 earned runs on 4 hits.

Tonight’s starting pitchers: Right-handed John Lackey (1-0 with a 1.29 era in 1 start this postseason) for the Cardinals and right-handed Tim Hudson (0-0 with a 1.23 era in 1 start this postseason) for the Giants.

Series stat: The Giants have out-hit the Cardinals 18-12 through the first 2 games of the series.

Prediction: I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a tight game right until the 9th inning. Perhaps Sandoval will be the hero yet again for the Giants at home.

Take the Giants (Bet365)

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