Mike Matheny posts Game 1 lineup

Manager Mike Matheny has posted his lineup for Game 1 of the St. Louis Cardinals' Division Series against the Washington Nationals, who have right-hander Gio Gonzalez slated for opening mound duties:

1. Jon Jay* - CF
2. Carlos Beltran# - RF
3. Matt Holliday - LF
4. Allen Craig - 1B
5. Yadier Molina - C
6. David Freese - 3B
7. Daniel Descalso* - 2B
8. Pete Kozma - SS
9. Adam Wainwright - P

There are absolutely no surprises here. This wasn't a common lineup during the season, because of injuries and whatnot. But it's the lineup Matheny settled upon at the tail end of the season. The good news is that Gio Gonzalez isn't particularly tough on right-handed hitters. The bad news is that Gio Gonzalez is just tough, generally.

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