The St. Louis Cardinals have had success in this year's postseason with the lineup below, so manager Mike Matheny is going with it again for Wednesday's Game 3 (* indicates lefthanded hitter, # indicates switch-hitter):
Giants starter Matt Cain has also had a good year, but in facing the Cardinals twice this season, he's had a rough go. In fact, his performance against St. Louis was his worst against any team he faced in 2012: a 6.94 ERA and 1.629 WHIP, although the Giants did win one of the two games. He's allowed home runs this year to Holliday and Beltran and overall, current Cardinals have hit five home runs off him (three by Holliday). Overall, players on St. Louis' postseason roster are hitting .272 (37-for-136) against Cain.