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NLCS, Game 5: Cardinals-Dodgers lineups

Oct 16, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

NLCS Cardinals Dodgers Baseball AP

Lineups for Game 5 at Dodger Stadium …

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 Joe Kelly

David Freese is in the lineup again, playing through a calf injury, and Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has gone back to Pete Kozma at shortstop after using Daniel Descalso there in Game 4.

LF Carl Crawford
2B Mark Ellis
SS Hanley Ramirez
1B Adrian Gonzalez
CF Andre Ethier
RF Yasiel Puig
3B Juan Uribe
C A.J. Ellis
SP Zack Greinke

Hanley Ramirez went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts before being removed from Game 4 in the seventh inning and looked to be pretty miserable playing through a cracked rib, but he’s back in the lineup for Game 5. And so is Andre Ethier, who’s playing through a leg injury.

  1. NatsLady - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Go, Team-That-Is-Not-the-Cardinals!!

    • birdsonbat - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:50 PM

      Hey…remember last year when you guys were up 6-0 in game 5 of the NLDS and we came back and beat you? Yes…yes you do.

  2. perryt200 - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Loved it when right after Freese came out and Descalso moved to third with Kozma at short, the double play Pete made.

    • blues1988 - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      that was PEEEEERFECT. descalso definitely doesn’t make that play.

  3. tridecagon - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    I had just said “anyone else wishing we had Koz at short tonight?” on Facebook, and he came out of the dugout. It was beautiful.

    • paperlions - Oct 16, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      Yeah, nothing makes you miss your pitcher-hitting SS more than watching Descalso dive after balls that Kozma would have fielded pretty easily.

  4. cabrera24 - Oct 16, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    But you guys were up 3-1 in the series against the giants Last year and what happen ? You ? Yea you. Remember ? Lmao

    • cohnjusack - Oct 16, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      Personally, I will still distracted with how shiny that 2011 WS Trophy was to really notice.

      • cohnjusack - Oct 16, 2013 at 3:35 PM

        Seriously though, I 2012 didn’t sting that much, for a couple reasons.

        1. The Cardinals only made it to the postseason on the basis of a rule change that I despised.
        2. The won the World Series the year before in one of the most dramatic fashions I’ve ever seen, from the comeback at the end of the year, to the Halladay/Carpenter to game, to Game 6…it was the most nail-biting, gut wrenching World Series run I could have possibly imagined.

        2000 hurts. 2001 hurts. 2004 hurts. 1996 really fucking hurts. 2012? Meh, seeing them lose the NLCS for the 5th time a year after a title run isn’t so bad.

    • hustleandflomax - Oct 16, 2013 at 4:12 PM

      Yeah cabrera24, remember in 2006 when the HEAVILY favored Tigers (I seem to remember one writer say “Tigers in 3”) got knocked off by a team with 83 wins in the regular season?? That was awesome. Which team was that again?

  5. stlouis1baseball - Oct 16, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Let’s continue with those sticks today! Yesterday was a good start…but not nearly enough.
    Consistently good AB’s yesterday. That has to continue as well to beat this team.
    Go Cardinals!

  6. cabrera24 - Oct 16, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    2004 cardinals got knocked off too . Any difference ?

  7. cabrera24 - Oct 16, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Cardinals record in 2004 . 105-57. You guys lost to Boston . What was boston record ? 98-64. Hmmmmm lol

  8. cohnjusack - Oct 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Hmm, Joe Kelly’s postseason ERA now stands over 5.00. Funny how he forgot how to defy FIP this postseason.

    Secondly, it’s also pretty funny how the Cardinals have forgotten how to hit with runners in scoring position. Perhaps all those saber nerds aren’t wrong?

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