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Barry Zito vs. Lance Lynn
On paper, this one looks like just about a toss up.
For the year, Zito is 15-8 with a 4.15 ERA and 1.39 WHIP, while Lynn is 18-7 with a 3.78 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP.
Zito, however, has the hot hand.
He has only surrendered 10 runs in his last 33.1 innings. Lynn, meanwhile, has allowed 11 runs in his last 12.2 innings.
Plus, in one start against the Cardinals this season, Zito won on the road by allowing two runs in 6.2 innings.
This one is a close matchup and can go either way, but if Zito can continue to command his curve ball and extend his hot streak, the Giants will be right back in the series.
Chris Carpenter vs. Ryan Vogelsong
For Game 6, the Giants will return to San Francisco where Vogelsong is outstanding.
He's 7-4 at AT&T park with a 2.86 ERA and .228 BAA for the season. With a 2.15 home ERA in 2011, he's been strong at home ever since he rejoined the Giants in 2011.
Carpenter, meanwhile, is more of a question mark. He's been wildly inconsistent in his small sample of starts this year (only five).
He most recently surrendered five runs (two earned) in four innings against the Giants in Game 2.
At home, the edge has to go to Vogelsong.
Kyle Lohse vs. Matt Cain
More on that on the next slide.