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NLDS, Game 5: Pirates-Cardinals lineups

Oct 9, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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Lineups for the entire collection of marbles in St. Louis …

LF Starling Marte
2B Neil Walker
CF Andrew McCutchen
1B Justin Morneau
RF Marlon Byrd
3B Pedro Alvarez
C Russell Martin
SS Clint Barmes
SP Gerrit Cole

Aside from a one-game switch from Clint Barmes to Jordy Mercer at shortstop Pirates manager has stuck with the status quo and he’s doing that again in Game 5.

2B Matt Carpenter
RF Carlos Beltran
LF Matt Holliday
1B Matt Adams
C Yadier Molina
CF Jon Jay
3B David Freese
SS Pete Kozma
SP Adam Wainwright

And the Cardinals are also sticking with the same lineup as Game 4.

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  1. stlouis1baseball - Oct 9, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    It’s about damn time!
    Sorry Gleeman. I am wound up.

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  2. joewilliesshnoz - Oct 9, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Let’s Go Bucs !

  3. sportsfan69 - Oct 9, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    As a Reds fan, I think the Pittsburgh Pirates will win the game. There the better team. Pitching, especially the relief pitchers. The Bucs win 5-4

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 9, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      Way to high of a score. Gonna’ be a 2-1/1-0 nail biter.
      Go Cardinals!

  4. e5again - Oct 9, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Can someone tell me why the Pirates keep batting Morneau 4th and Alvarez 6th?

    • apkyletexas - Oct 9, 2013 at 9:47 PM

      Considering that we are well on our way to being 2-hit just two nights after being 1-hit, I would have to say the order of the lineup really doesn’t matter worth a damn.

      There are several batters on this club that need to grow a pair of testicles next season. I’m pissed off as hell that our 1-2 hitters, Walker and Marte, are a combined 1-for-31 with 2 walks and 1 run scored for this series. There’s been absolutely nothing to justify them getting AB’s over guys like Tabata, Mercer, Sanchez, and Josh Harrison.

  5. danwilliamsmlb - Oct 9, 2013 at 6:13 PM

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  6. steelers88 - Oct 9, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    I would have put Alvarez in the cleanup spot and Jones at 1B Garret Jones has hit Wainright very well I would have also put Mercer at SS.

  7. joerevs300 - Oct 9, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    e5again: From what I’ve read, Hurdle is trying to keep L/R/L balance in the lineup.

    However, he could shuffle the batters in such a way that Morneau would bat 7th vs. 4th (a MUCH more suitable location for him, considering he still hasn’t hit a HR as a member of the Pirates).

    Just speculation, but the Pirates made so many good moves that maybe ownership is fearful of moving a 1B with 0 HR’s down to the 7 hole would be admitting maybe that move wasn’t so good.

    • paperlions - Oct 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM

      Morneau and Alvarez are both lefties, his point, I think, is that Alvarez >>>>>>> Morneau, so they should be flipped with Alvarez batting 4th.

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