Home: 3.57 ERA, 1.22 WHIP
Away: 3.92 ERA, 1.39 WHIP
Starters: 3.81 ERA, 1.32 WHIP
Bullpen: 3.73 ERA, 1.27 WHIP
Home: 4.37 ERA, 1.30 WHIP
Away: 3.19 ERA, 1.18 WHIP
Starters: 3.65 ERA, 1.24 WHIP
Bullpen: 4.11 ERA, 1.25 WHIP
The Rangers had the best road team-ERA in all of baseball this season, and so far, they've proved it has carried over to the playoffs. Their bullpen's ERA has dramatically improved since they acquired back-end help at the trade deadline.
The Cardinals' pitchers give up a lot of hits, especially on the road, so it may be tough for them to contain the Rangers' potent offensive attack in Arlington.
St. Louis Cardinals
Chris Carpenter: 3.45 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, .264 BAA, 105 ERA+
Jaime Garcia: 3.56 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, .273 BAA, 102 ERA+
Edwin Jackson: 3.79 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, .290 BAA, 106 ERA+
Kyle Lohse: 3.39 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, .249 BAA, 107 ERA+
Jason Motte: 2.25 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, .202 BAA, 9 SV
Octavio Dotel: 3.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, .185 BAA, 9 HLD
Fernando Salas: 2.28 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, .186 BAA, 24 SV
C.J. Wilson: 2.94 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, .232 BAA, 152 ERA+
Derek Holland: 3.95 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, .262 BAA, 113 ERA+
Colby Lewis: 4.40 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, .244 BAA, 101 ERA+
Matt Harrison: 3.39 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, .257 BAA, 131 ERA+
Neftali Feliz: 2.74 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, .194 BAA, 32 SV
Darren Oliver: 2.29 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, .236 BAA, 16 HLD
Mike Adams: 1.47 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, .171 BAA, 32 HLD
Pitching would be key in a World Series featuring the Cardinals and the Rangers, as both clubs sport high-octane offenses that can put up runs in a hurry.
The Cardinals have more depth, but that advantage is minimized with a four-man rotation. What may hurt St. Louis is the fact that their pitchers have a tendency to allow a lot of hits. That doesn't bode well for them considering the Rangers led all of baseball with a .283 BA on the season.
The Rangers staff put up solid numbers considering they pitched their home games in a hitter-friendly ball park, and they have more playoff experience seeing as they played in the World Series last season.
As for the bullpens, both teams have plenty of depth for the late-innings but the Rangers' midseason additions may give them the upper hand here.
All in all, I think pitching matches up fairly well between the two clubs.