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Gamethread: 2012 NLCS Game 3

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Matt Cain vs. Kyle Lohse.

San Francisco Giants v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

Due to the coronavirus outbreak suspending the 2020 MLB season, we’re rewatching the three San Francisco Giants postseason runs, game-by-game, on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights at 6 p.m. PT, with a gamethread for each.


The San Francisco Giants won a very important Game 2 in their NLCS battle with the St. Louis Cardinals, tying the series 1-1. They now head back to St. Louis for Games 3, 4, and 5.

The Giants will look to take the series lead behind Matt Cain, who finished the season with a 16-5 record, a 2.79 ERA, a 3.40 FIP, and 193 strikeouts in 219.1 innings. He made the All-Star team, and finished sixth in Cy Young Award voting.

The Cardinals are rolling with Kyle Lohse, who finished the year with a 16-3 record, a 2.86 ERA, a 3.51 FIP, and 143 strikeouts in 211 innings. He finished seventh in Cy Young Award voting.

We’re starting this rewatch at the same time as all of the rewatches: 6 p.m. PT. The video isn’t embeddable, but you can find it by clicking here, then you can watch or cast from your browser. Or you can find it on YouTube by searching “Giants 2012 NLCS Game 3” and clicking the first link.

Of note: This game enters a rain delay at some point, and it lasts a few hours. The broadcast on YouTube includes those many hours of rain delay. Here is the link for when the game returns.

Now, onto the Cardinals lineup:

  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. Kyle Lohse — P

And the Giants lineup:

  1. Angel Pagan — CF
  2. Marco Scutaro — 2B
  3. Pablo Sandoval — 3B
  4. Buster Posey — C
  5. Hunter Pence — RF
  6. Brandon Belt — 1B
  7. Gregor Blanco — LF
  8. Brandon Crawford — SS
  9. Matt Cain — P