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Lance Berkman to serve as DH in Game 3 of World Series on Saturday

Oct 21, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT

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The Cardinals are making some changes to their lineup as the World Series shifts to the American League for Game 3 against the Rangers tomorrow night.

Buster Olney of reports that Lance Berkman will serve as designated hitter while Allen Craig will make the start in right field against the left-hander Matt Harrison.

Craig, who had RBI pinch-hits on Wednesday and Thursday, should be a regular for Games 3, 4 and 5 in Texas. While he will spell Berkman in Game 3, there’s a chance he could give Matt Holliday a break in left field on Sunday or Monday.

Craig, or “Wrench” as he is affectionately known by Cardinals’ fans, is 6-for-20 (.300) with one triple, one home run, five RBI and a 5/4 K/BB ratio during the postseason. The 27-year-old batted .315/.362/.555 with 11 homers and 50 RBI over 219 plate appearances during the regular season, including a 1.000 OPS in 70 plate appearances against left-handers.

  1. ditto65 - Oct 21, 2011 at 8:16 PM

    As a Yankees fan and someone who is rooting for the Cards, this is a bad idea

  2. tophermike - Oct 21, 2011 at 9:02 PM


    • tophermike - Oct 21, 2011 at 9:03 PM

      sorry- meant to reply to the previous poster

      • ditto65 - Oct 21, 2011 at 9:31 PM

        Because he sucked during his time with the Yankees.

      • thefalcon123 - Oct 21, 2011 at 9:52 PM


        I’m guessing you didn’t watch baseball this year, due to your apparent ignorance of Berkman’s excellent 2011 season.

      • paperlions - Oct 22, 2011 at 9:26 AM

        I don’t think that’s it…I think he is just willfully ignoring the effect Berkman’s knee injury had on his 2010 performance.

  3. broncsfan72 - Oct 22, 2011 at 8:34 AM


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