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NLCS Game 1 lineups: Cardinals vs. Brewers

Oct 9, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

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Here are the starting lineups for Game 1 of the NLCS between the Cardinals and Brewers, set to get underway just after 4:00 p.m. ET on TBS:

1. Rafael Furcal, SS         1. Corey Hart, RF
2. Jon Jay, CF               2. Jerry Hairston Jr., 3B
3. Albert Pujols, 1B         3. Ryan Braun, RF
4. Lance Berkman, RF         4. Prince Fielder, 1B
5. Matt Holliday, LF         5. Rickie Weeks, 2B
6. Yadier Molina, C          6. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
7. David Freese, 3B          7. Carlos Gomez, CF
8. Ryan Theriot, 2B          8. Jonathan Lucroy, C
9. Jaime Garcia, LHP         9. Zack Greinke, RHP

With Skip Schumaker ruled out for the NLCS due to a strained oblique muscle, the Cardinals are likely to rotate Theriot and Nick Punto at second base. Theriot, the better offensive option, gets the start in Game 1.

The Brewers will be looking for more production out of Weeks, who went 1-for-18 in Milwaukee’s NLDS defeat of the Diamondbacks. He remains in the heart of the lineup. Nyjer Morgan, for all his yapping, will open Game 1 on the bench because he struggles against left-handed pitchers. Gomez gets the start in center field.

  1. Meg - Oct 9, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Brewers have 4 sub-100 OPS+ starters (not including P), Birds have just one (present-ream stats only)… somehow, though, I find the Milwaukee lineup more terrifying, probably because Braun/Fielder is scarier than any pair in the Cardinals order…

    • dickclydesdale - Oct 9, 2011 at 1:42 PM

      Your a stats tool! The Cardinals have better offensive players!

  2. cardsfanstucknbmore - Oct 9, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    I’ll take Pujols Berkman and Holiday over Braun and Fielder any day of the week and twice on Sunday….what day is it?

  3. dailyrev - Oct 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Just returned from PFT where I had to comment vociferously on the Eagles’ deactivation of QB Kafka (“it summarizes the same themes of existential dread and de-individualization found in his novels”).

    It reminded me of a post I wrote last year about an MLB umpire named James Joyce (“yes, I blew yes the call yes that ruined yes the yes kid’s yes perfect game yes…”

    Ah, if only people read books anymore, sports would be more fun…

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