Jake Peavy will take the ball for San Francisco Giants today, and will face off with Lance Lynn of the St. Louis Cardinals. Last night, the Giants won the ace-off behind a shutout from Madison Bumgarner. Peavy and Lynn were both very sharp in their NLDS start, and will look to bring the same form into the NLCS.
Earlier in the week, I wrote this about Lynn:
"Lance Lynn, who will take the ball in game two, had a season similar to Adam’s. While his ERA, of 2.74 was a career low, his strikeouts per nine are down, and his xFIP and FIP are up. Regardless he is an ace, too. His ERA- of 76 says it all, really. He is a fastball pitcher; his four seam is his bread and butter, with the occasional cutter. He has hard slider, a curveball and a changeup – but none of these pitches are overly dominating."
This is how the Giants will lineup tonight:
Joe Panik 2B
Hunter Pence RF
Brandon Belt 1B
Jake Peavy RHP
No changes for the Giants, no surprise indeed, and the Cardinals will look like this:
Jon Jay CF
Matt Adams 1B
Kolten Wong 2B
Lance Lynn RHP