Game Four Preview: Cardinals On Brink Of Elimination

By: Adam Tenenbaum

Photo Via MLBTR
Photo Via MLBTR

Game Four: 

 

Cardinals at Cubs

Wrigley Field

Series: Cubs lead 2-1

TV: TBS

Time: 3:30 CT

Probable Pitchers:

John Lackey (13-10, 2.77 ERA) VS Jason Hammel (10-7, 3.74 ERA)

Lineups:

Cardinals:

  1. Matt Carpenter 3B
  2. Stephen Piscotty 1B
  3. Matt Holliday LF
  4. Jason Heyward RF
  5. Johnny Peralta SS
  6. Randal Grichuk CF
  7. Kolten Wong 2B
  8. Tony Cruz C
  9. John Lackey P

Cubs:

  1. Dexter Fowler CF
  2. Jorge Soler RF
  3. Kris Bryant 3B
  4. Anthony Rizzo 1B
  5. Starlin Castro 2B
  6. Kyle Schwarber LF
  7. Miguel Montero C
  8. Jason Hammel P
  9. Javier Baez SS

Game Notes:

  • Tonight’s starter John Lackey, will be making his second start of the series, this one coming on three days rest.
  • The Cubs will be looking to advance to the NLDS for the first time since 2003.
  • The Cubs will attempt to clinch a playoff series at Wrigley field for the first time in franchise history.

Injuries

  • Addison Russell, who left game three with a hamstring injury is not in the lineup.
  • Yadier Molina was scratched due to a sore left thumb
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