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Lineups: NLCS; San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals game two

By Timmy Kennedy

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:

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, again.)

Jake Peavy RHP

No changes for the Giants, no surprise indeed, and the Cardinals will look like this:

Matt Carpenter 3B

Jon Jay CF

Matt Holliday LF

Jhonny Peralta SS

Matt Adams 1B

Yadier Molina C

Kolten Wong 2B

Randal Grichuk RF

Lance Lynn RHP