NLCS Game 5 (Los Angeles v St. Louis)

Dodgers-Cardinals

After an offense spurt from the Cardinals, the Cardinals put pressure on themselves to close it out in Los Angeles after a Game 4 victory. The Cardinals currently have a 3-1 series lead, thanks to a 2 run home run by Matt Holliday in the third inning. Not much happened after that. The Dodgers managed to rally for 2 runs in the 4th inning, but it wasn’t enough as the Dodgers lose to the Cardinals 4-2. Can Greinke bring his elite pitching in the elimination game or will Kelly pull it off. I got the reports for Lance Lynn and Ricky Nolasco.

Looking back at Game 4 starters.

Lance Lynn

Lynn has pitched in Dodger Stadium this season. That game.

  • 6 IP, 2 H, BB & 9 SO
  • BAA .100 & WHIP 0.50
  • Per 9 numbers: 3 H, 1.5 BB, 13.50 K. K/BB is 9.00
  • GRADE: 97.22% (A)
  • Rates: 10%, H. 5% BB, 45% K

Lynn last night.

  • 5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB & 5 SO
  • BAA .273, ERA 3.38 & WHIP 1.69
  • Per 9 numbers: 10.13 H, 5.06 BB, 8.44 K. K/BB is 1.67.
  • GRADE: 71.88% (C)
  • Rates: 25% H, 8.33% R, 12.50% BB, 20.83% K

CARDINALS POSTSEASON REPORT CARD

ADAM WAINWRIGHT: 89.58% (B) (Division)/80.95% (B) (League Championship Series)

LANCE LYNN: 29.49% (F) (Division)/78.03% (C) (League Championship Series)

JOE KELLY: 71.88% (C) (Division)/75.93% (C) (League Championship Series)

MICHAEL WACHA: 90.91% (A) (Division)/95% (League Championship Series)

BULLPEN: 80.81% (B) (Division)/91.67% (A) (League Championship Series)

Ricky Nolasco

Nolasco was a trade pick up from the Marlins. The 2013 numbers at Dodger Stadium.

  • 36.1 IP, 31 H, 13 R (10 ER), 10 BB, 30 SO & HR
  • BAA .221, ERA 2.48 & 1.13 WHIP
  • Per 9 numbers: 7.68 H, 2.48 BB, 7.43 K, 0.25 HR. K/BB is 3.00
  • GRADE: 79.97% (C)
  • Rates: 20.53% H, 8.61% R, 6.62% BB, 19.87% K, 0.66% HR

Nolasco last night.

  • 4 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, BB, 4 SO & HR
  • BAA .200, ERA 6.75 & WHIP 1.00
  • Per 9 numbers: 6.75 H, 2.25 BB, 9 K, 2.25 K. K/BB is 4.00
  • GRADE: 56.94% (F)
  • Rates: 22.58% H, 6.45% R, 12.90% BB, 19.35% K

DODGERS POSTSEASON REPORT CARD:

CLAYTON KERSHAW: 91.88% (A) (Division)/97.22% (A) (League Championship)

ZACK GREINKE: 79.63% (C) (Division)/84.03 % (B) (League Championship)

HYUN-JIN RYU: 20.37% (F) (Division)/96.83% (A) (League Championship)

RICKY NOLASCO: 56.94% (F) (League Championship)

BULLPEN: 71.79% (C) (Division)/85.83% (B) (League Championship)

Game 5 starters

Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly will be dueling again with Zack Greinke. The numbers weren’t in Kelly’s favor against Greinke. His offense and bullpen helped pick up the first win of the series.

Kelly’s Game 1 numbers

  • 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB & 5 SO
  • BAA .250, ERA 3.00 & WHIP 1.33
  • Per 9 numbers: 9 H, 3 BB, 7.5 K. K/BB is 2.50
  • GRADE: 75.93% (C)
  • Rates: 22.22% H, 7.41% R & BB, 18.52% K

Kelly’s 2013 Postseason Numbers.

  • 11.1 IP, 11 H, 5 R (4 ER), 6 BB & 10 SO
  • BAA .244, ERA 3.18 & 1.50 WHIP
  • Per 9 numbers: 8.74 H, 4.76 BB, 7.94 K. K/BB is 1.67
  • GRADE: 74.02% (C)
  • Rates: 21.57% H, 9.80% R, 11.76% BB, 19.61% K

Kelly has played at Dodger Stadium twice, and has started once in those two games. The Career numbers at Dodger Stadium.

  • 8 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 8 SO & 2 HR
  • BAA .273, ERA 5.63 & 1.50 WHIP
  • Per 9 numbers: 10.13 H, 3.38 BB, 9 K, 2.25 HR. K/BB is 2.67.
  • GRADE: 60.42% (D)
  • Rates: 25.71% H, 14.29% R, 8.57% BB, 22.86% K, 5.71% HR

Kelly has played at Dodger Stadium this season. That game.

  • 3 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 6 SO & HR
  • BAA .357, ERA 6.00 & 2.00 WHIP
  • Per 9 numbers: 15 H, 3 BB, 18 K, 3 HR. K/BB is 6
  • GRADE: 55.56% (F)
  • Rates: 31.25% H, 12.50% R, 6.25% BB, 37.50% K, 6.25% HR

Zack Greinke

Greinke may had beaten Kelly in pitching stats, but his offense didn’t carry him after 8 innings against the Cardinals in Game 1.

Greinke’s Game 1 numbers.

  • 8 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB & 10 SO
  • BAA .143, ERA 2.25 & 0.63 WHIP
  • Per 9 numbers: 4.5 H, 1.13 BB, 11.25 K. K/BB is 10.
  • GRADE: 84.03% (B)
  • Rates: 14.29% H, 7.14% R, 3.57% BB, 35.71% K

Greinke’s 2013 Postseason numbers.

  • 14 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, BB & 13 SO
  •  BAA .160, ERA 2.57 & WHIP 0.64
  • Per 9 numbers: 5.14 H, 0.64 BB, 8.36 K. K/BB is 13
  • GRADE: 82.14%
  • Rates: 16% H, 8% R, 2% BB, 26% K

Greinke’s Career numbers at Dodger Stadium.

  • 99.2 IP, 78 H, 25 R (23 ER), 17 BB, 91 SO & 8 HR
  • BAA .207, ERA 2.08 & WHIP 0.95
  • Per 9 numbers: 7.04 H, 1.54 BB, 8.22 K, 0.72 HR. K/BB is 5.35
  • GRADE: 83.17% (B)
  • Rates: 20.21% H, 6.48% R, 4.40% BB, 23.58% K, 2.07% HR

Grienke has appeared at Dodger Stadium 14 times this season. The 2013 numbers.

  • 93.2 IP, 69 H, 24 R (22 ER), 16 BB, 84 SO & 8 HR
  • BAA .197, ERA 2.11 & WHIP 0.91
  • Per 9 numbers: 6.63 H, 1.54 BB, 8.07 K, 0.77 HR. K/BB is 5.25.
  • GRADE: 83.21% (B)
  • Rates: 19.22% H, 6.69% R, 4.46% BB, 23.40% K, 2.23% HR

Greinke did not face the Cardinals at home this season.

Which pitcher has the EDGE in tonight;s game?

  • Zack Greinke: Hits, Runs, Walks, Strikeouts, Home runs
  • Joe Kelly: …

Greinke has been a great free agent pickup for the Dodgers, signed him to a big contract of 6 yrs/$159 million. Greinke’s contract breakdown.

  • 2013: $19 M
  • 2014: $26 M
  • 2015: $25 M (May opt out of contract after 2015 season)
  • 2016: $26 M
  • 2017: $25 M
  • 2018: $26 M
  • Free Agent: 2019
  • Greinke has made $59.503 M in his career.

Greinke’s 2013 numbers.

  • 177.2 IP, 152 H, 54 R, 52 ER, 46 BB, 148 SO & 13 HR
  • BAA .222, ERA 2.63 & 1.11 WHIP
  • Per 9 numbers: 7.7 H, 2.33 BB, 7.50 K. 0.66 HR. K/BB is 3.22.
  • GRADE: 79.17% (C)
  • Rates: 21.20% H, 7.53% R, 6.42% BB, 20.64% K, 1.81% HR

Joe Kelly has been more of a bullpen pitcher than an actual starter this season. The Cardinals were known to start rookies this season due to injuries of: Jake Westbrook, Jaime García and Chris Carpenter. Cardinals are deep in pitching and Kelly comes in as a versatile pitcher, something MLB teams look for in pitchers. Here are Kelly’s 2013 numbers.

  • 124 IP, 276 H, 96 R (89 ER), 90 BB, 227 SO & 23 HR
  • BAA .250, ERA 2.69 & 1.35 WHIP
  • Per 9 numbers: 9 H, 3.19 BB, 5.73 K, 0.73 HR. K/BB is 1.8
  • GRADE: 77.55% (C)
  • Rates: 23.31% H, 7.89% R, 8.27% BB, 14.85% K, 1.88% HR

NLCS GAME 5 PREVIEW

Greinke-Kelly

Prediction:

Joe Kelly:  6 IP, 7 H, 2 2B, HR, 3 R, BB, 4 SO & HBP

Zack Greinke: 6 IP, 7 H, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2BB & 4 SO

Which offense bat(s) should Kelly and Greinke be concerned for?

  • Kelly: Carl Crawford, Hanley Ramírez, Adrian González, Andre Ethier and Juan Uribe
  • Greinke: Matt Carpenter, Carlos Beltrán, Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina and David Freese

PICK: Dodgers bring it Back to St. Louis

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