It's almost time for our unprecedented fourth Division Series Game 5, and St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has posted his lineup, with left-hander Gio Gonzalez starting for the St. Louis Cardinals. The winner of this game, of course, moves on to the NLCS against the San Francisco Giants.
Just as Davey Johnson's Game 5 lineup matches exactly his lineup for the first four games, Matheny's not breaking any new ground with this one. Of course, maybe a change was less tempting for the Cardinals' manager, since his charges combined for 20 runs in Games 2 and 3. Which won't matter much if Gio Gonzalez rediscovers the control that so oddly deserted him in the opener.