Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sunday's Starters

Sunday's Starters, Post All Star Break + (Postseason)
Chris Carpenter (Cardinals) 7-2, 2.98 ERA (5-2, 2.93)
Cliff Lee (Phillies) 8-2, 1.79 (7-2, 2.13)

Daniel Hudson (D-Backs) 7-7, 3.15 (1st time in playoffs)
Zack Greinke (Brewers) 9-3, 2.59 (1st time in playoffs)

Max Scherzer (Tigers) 5-5, 4.09 (1st time in playoffs)
Freddy Garcia (Yankees) 5-2, 4.45 (6-2, 3.11)

It's an interesting mix of playoff newcomers and veterans.  It will be a big test for Cliff Lee, who was being hailed as invincible in the postseason last year until the World Series, where he went 0-2 with a 7.23 ERA (after going 3-0 with a .75 ERA in the NLDS and NLCS, and 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA in 2009). 

Chris Carpenter has had one bad start in the postseason since his shutting down the Tigers over 8 innings in Game 3 of the 2006 World Series).  Freddy Garcia last pitched in the postseason way back in the 2005 World Series for the White Sox.

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