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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs - NLDS Game 4 open thread

John Lackey vs. Jason Hammel

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The St. Louis Cardinals face elimination in NLDS Game 4 against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. With his team's collective back against an ivy-covered wall, manager Mike Matheny is starting veteran John Lackey on three days of rest. At first, I hated the idea. But I think that Joe Sheehan hit the nail on the head: With Matheny managing, it doesn't matter who starts because that pitcher will face three batters too many.