The St. Louis Cardinals once again have a one-game lead in the NLCS after winning a close Game 3 against the San Francisco Giants. Today, Game 4 gets set to start at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.
The pitching matchup will be between both former aces of their pitching staffs, Tim Lincecum and Adam Wainwright.
Lincecum became an afterthought in the rotation after his horrible 10-15 season wit a 5.18 ERA. For the first time in his career, Lincecum game up triple digits in earned runs (107). Matt Cain stepped into his role as ace in the pitching staff and even threw a perfect game earlier in the season.
For Wainwright, the story was bouncing back from surgery. He was not in the Cardinals' championship winning roster last year and tried his best to be the pitcher of old.
2012 resulted in a 14-13 season with a 3.94 ERA. Not too bad, but not as good as his 39-19 record the right hander combined in 2009 and 2010.
With Lincecum on the mound, the Giants will look to bounce back and even up the series. Though he struggled in the regular season, Bruce Bochy preferred Lincecum than Barry Zito in Game 4.
Lincecum has thrown 8.1 innings allowing just one earned run and striking out nine batters.
Hopefully today's game does not suffer a delay like Game 3 where the Cards and Giants had to wait three hours and 28 minutes just to get in half an hour of baseball.
The game was delayed in the bottom of the seventh and both bullpens came in and completely shut down the opposition.