San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Team Grades for NLCS Game 3

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San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Team Grades for NLCS Game 3
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It took a 3.5 hour rain delay to get things finished up, but the Cardinals came away with a big win in the pivotal Game 3, topping the Giants 3-1.

Matt Carpenter was the hero for the Cardinals, as he delivered a two-run home run after replacing Carlos Beltran, who had to leave with a strained knee early in the game.

Both starting pitchers performed well, but in the end it was the Giants' inability to drive in baserunners and the Cardinals' dominant bullpen that made the difference.

Here are my grades for Game 3 of the 2012 NLCS.

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