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Lineups: Game one of the NLCS between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals

By Timmy Kennedy

Madison Bumgarner and Adam Wainwright will take to the mound in game one of the National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals in what is set to be a true ace-off, between two of the National League’s finest pitchers. Bumgarner has been brilliant so far for the Giants, guiding them through the wild-card game, too. Wainwright, on the other hand, not so much.

Wainwright has been suffering from a minor elbow injury, which in turn, will inevitably affect his bread and butter pitch: His cutter. Without his cutter, as seen against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Division Series, he simply isn’t the same pitcher — in that game, game on the Division Series, the Dodgers hit him hard and often.

So; here is the Giants lineup that will be looking to capitalize on the wounded Wainwright:

San Francisco Giants

Gregor Blanco CF

Joe Panik 2B

Buster Posey C

Pablo Sandoval 3B

Hunter Pence RF

Brandon Belt 1B

Brandon Crawford SS

Travis Ishikawa LF (who is not Michael Morse.)

Madison Bumgarner LHP

St. Louis Cardinals

Matt Carpenter 3B

Randal Grichuk RF

Matt Holliday LF

Jhonny Peralta SS

Matt Adams 1B

Yadier Molina C

Jon Jay CF

Kolten Wong 2B

Adam Wainwright RHP

Both sides are as you were, so sit back-grab a drink-and enjoy the game. It’ll be a good one.