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NLCS Game 2 Open Thread: St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants

Can the Giants even the series, or will the Cardinals take a two-game lead back to Busch Stadium? Join us and talk about it (or whatever, really).

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St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants

Series: 1-0, St. Louis

Time/Place: 8:00 p.m., AT&T Park

SB Nation Blogs: Viva El Birdos and McCovey Chronicles

Media: FOX

Pitching Matchup: RHP Chris Carpenter (0-2, 3.71 ERA) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (14-9, 3.37 ERA)

More Brisbee analysis:

There's a disclaimer because his [Carpenter's] minimum velocity isn't lower than it has been. His lowest-velocity sinker this year has been 87.8 m.p.h., which is right in line with his career numbers, so he's not sinking to new lows like Barry Zito consistently did after coming over to the Giants. But his highest-velocity sinker is down -- just 93.5 m.p.h. this year, which is about three miles off from his career mark.

And from Viva El Birdos:

Vogelsong has had success as a starter during his renaissance due to a large repertoire that he uses to its fullest extent. Vogelsong throws a fair number of sinkers, but also deploys a fourseamer. He also uses a cutter and curveball in near-equal shares. For good measure, he also throws an occasional changeup.