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Battle Of Who Could Pitch Less

The best way to survive a best-of-seven series with such awful starting pitching is to face an opponent whose starters aren't any throwing any better.

NLCS pitching lines, ranked by IP.....

ST. LOUIS G ERA IP H 2B 3B HR R ER BB K WHIP
Garcia 2 7.27 8.2 13 4 0 2 7 7 3 8 1.846
Jackson 2 8.53 6.1 11 2 0 4 6 6 1 5 1.895
Salas 4 1.50 6.0 3 2 0 0 1 1 1 6 0.667
Lynn 5 0.00 5.1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.938
Carpenter 1 5.40 5.0 6 0 0 1 3 3 3 3 1.800
Motte 4 0.00 4.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.000
Rzepczynski 5 1.93 4.2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 0.429
Lohse 1 6.23 4.1 6 4 0 0 3 3 0 3 1.385
Dotel 4 2.25 4.0 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 5 0.750
Boggs 3 6.00 3.0 4 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 1.667
Rhodes 2 0.00 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.500
McLellan 1 27.00 0.1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 6.000
TOTAL 4.25 53.0 51 15 0 9 26 25 14 40 1.226

Anybody who predicted Lance Lynn would throw the fourth most innings of any St. Louis pitcher goes to the front of the class.

MILWAUKEE G ERA IP H 2B 3B HR R ER BB K WHIP
Greinke 2 6.17 11.2 15 3 0 1 11 8 4 6 1.629
Wolf 1 2.57 7.0 6 2 0 2 2 2 1 6 1.000
Gallardo 1 7.20 5.0 8 3 0 0 4 4 5 2 2.600
Marcum 2 16.20 5.0 10 3 0 2 9 9 2 2 2.400
Narveson 4 10.80 5.0 5 1 0 3 6 6 1 8 1.200
Saito 3 0.00 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.500
Axford 3 0.00 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.667
Estrada 2 12.00 3.0 4 3 0 0 4 4 2 4 2.000
Hawkins 3 0.00 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.333
Rodriguez 3 3.00 3.0 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 1.333
Loe 3 15.43 2.1 10 1 0 0 6 4 1 2 4.714
TOTAL 6.58 52.0 67 16 0 8 43 38 19 43 1.654

Today, Doug Melvin is saying "Give me my Lawrie back, I want my Lawrie back...."

But really, this is what says it all:

RUNS OUTS
STL starters 19 73
STL bullpen 7 86
MIL starters 26 86
MIL bullpen 17 70

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