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

Oct 21, 2011, 6:14 PM EST

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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 ESPN.com 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

    Why?

    • 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

        @ditto

        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

    NOOOOOOOO

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