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World Series Game 5: Cardinals at Rangers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 24, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Back to the aces in Game 5. Chris Carpenter outpitched C.J. Wilson in the World Series opener, and tonight one of those two could put his team on he verge of a championship. The Cardinals shook up their lineup with Skip Schumaker in center field. The Rangers are keeping the same lineup from last night.

• Despite Derek Holland’s dominant performance last night, the Rangers announced that Matt Harrison will be their starting pitcher if the Series goes seven games.

• Interesting question in the Morning News: How much does Carpenter have left? If he gets eight outs tonight, Carpenter will set a career high for innings pitched in a year, and at 36 he was the oldest pitcher to lead his league in innings pitched since Randy Johnson in 2002.

• Last night’s game drew 11.9 million viewers between 8-11 p.m. ET, which ranks as the FOX’s highest-rated and most-watched Saturday night since January 15.

• Demi Lovato is singing tonight’s National Anthem. Absolutely no chance I could pick her out of a lineup. None whatsoever. Is she the same thing as Hannah Montana?*

CARDINALS
Rafael Furcal SS
Allen Craig RF
Albert Pujols 1B
Matt Holliday LF
Lance Berkman DH
David Freese 3B
Yadier Molina C
Skip Schumaker CF
Nick Punto 2B

Chris Carpenter RHP

RANGERS
Ian Kinsler 2B
Elvis Andrus SS
Josh Hamilton CF
Michael Young DH
Adrian Beltre 3B
Nelson Cruz RF
David Murphy LF
Mike Napoli C
Mitch Moreland 1B

C.J. Wilson LHP

* Kidding. I know Hannah is the same thing as Miley Cyrus, but seriously, I have no clue who this Lovato person is.

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