Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. That's how one could define Chris Carpenter's performance against the Milwaukee Brewers this season.
At Miller Park, the Brewers lit up Carpenter for 10 runs in 11 innings. However, Game 3 will be played in St. Louis—at Busch Stadium, where Carpenter dominated Milwaukee.
In two home starts, Carpenter allowed just two runs in 17 innings. The former Cy Young winner tossed a four-hit shutout in his most recent appearance against the Brewers.
A few Brewers have solid career numbers against Carpenter. Rickie Weeks has six hits in 10 at bats, Yuniesky Betancourt is 4-for-9 and Prince Fielder has two home runs and a .308 batting average. There's also a chance that Mark Kotsay, who is 4-for-11 against Carpenter, will start.
Although the aforementioned Brewers have hit Carpenter in the past, you should still expect a very strong Game 3 from Carpenter, who is fresh off a shutout of Philadelphia.