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Gamethread: 2012 NLCS Game 4

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Tim Lincecum vs. Adam Wainwright.

San Francisco Giants v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

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 St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of the 2012 NLCS, to take a 2-1 series lead. Now comes a pivotal (they’re all pivotal, aren’t they?) Game 4. If the Giants win, they can even the series, and turn it into a best of three series, with two of the three games in San Francisco. But if they lose, they’ll face the uphill battle of having to win three straight games.

The Giants are sending out two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, who finished the season with a 10-15 record, a 5.18 ERA, a 4.18 FIP, and 190 strikeouts in 186 innings.

The Cardinals are countering with Adam Wainwright, who finished the year with a 14-13 record, a 3.94 ERA, a 3.10 FIP, and 184 strikeouts in 198.2 innings.

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 4” and clicking the first link.

There’s a little more than 8 minutes of pregame coverage, so if you want to skip that, you can come back at 6:08 p.m. and use this link.

Here’s the Cardinals lineup as they look to take a commanding series lead:

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

And the Giants lineup as they try and even things up:

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