Cardinals vs. Rangers: Carpenter And Wilson Throwing Zeroes

So the story entering the World Series was that the Cardinals and Rangers are going to score a ton of runs, because their starting pitchers struggled in the LCS's and whatever happened in the LCS's will happen in the World Series, too.

Well, not necessarily.

Chris Carpenter, who lasted only five innings against the Brewers in his NLCS start, has pitched two scoreless innings.

C.J. Wilson, who entered Game 1 with an 8.04 ERA in three postseason starts, has pitched two scoreless innings.

Which isn't to suggest that either of them's been perfect. Carpenter's given up two hits and a walk; Wilson's issued a couple of free passes.

The point is that both of these guys are good pitchers when they're healthy and -- like a lot of their colleagues -- they can reasonably be expected to actually give their clubs at least five or six good innings, almost every time out.

In related news, after two innings the score remains Cardinals 0, Rangers 0.

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