World Series 2013 Schedule: Full Viewing Preview for Rest of Fall Classic

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IOctober 25, 2013

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 26:  Allen Craig #21 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates his ninth inning double against the Boston Red Sox during Game Three of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 26, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Game 1 was an easy win for the Red Sox. Game 2 was a tense pitching battle that belonged to the Cardinals. Game 3 was a back-and-forth classic that ended with a load of controversy and another St. Louis win. 

Yep, the World Series is giving us a little bit of everything.

The Cardinals hold a commanding Fall Classic lead up two games to one with the next couple of games at Busch Stadium, but with the way things are going this series, things are nowhere near that simple. 

Let's take a look at the schedule:

Game 4 will match up Clay Buchholz with Lance Lynn. 

Buchholz was electric during the regular season, compiling a 1.74 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 16 starts. However, he began to show signs of tiring during his last two starts of the season and that has carried over into the playoffs. The 29-year-old Buchholz has a 5.40 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in three postseason starts and had his World Series start pushed back from Game 3 because of "fatigue, per Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston.

World Series Schedule
GameDateTime (ET)TVAway Team (Projected StarterHome Team (Projected Starter)
4Sun, Oct. 278:15FOXRed Sox (Clay Buchholz)Cardinals (Lance Lynn)
5Mon, Oct. 288:07FOXRed Sox (Jon Lester)Cardinals (Adam Wainwright)
6Wed, Oct. 308:07FOXCardinals (Michael WachaRed Sox (John Lackey)
7Thu, Oct. 318:07FOXCardinalsRed Sox

Lynn has been just as unsteady, allowing 14 hits, seven walks and seven runs over 11.2 innings in October. He earned the NLCS Game 1 win in relief against the Dodgers, but in his two postseason starts, he has a 6.56 ERA and 1.98 WHIP. 

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Game 5 of the World Series will head back to the top of the rotations, with Jon Lester squaring off against Adam Wainwright. 

Remember, though, these are just projections. Postseason play—especially the World Series—is a different beast, and if a manager feels he needs pull a starter in the second inning or bring out an ace for a crucial late inning in a must-win game, the rotations may change. 

It's starting to feel like we could be headed for seven games in this one. If that's the case, both managers are going to have to get creative.