Lance Lynn will start against the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
John Lackey is pitching Game 1, Jaime Garcia is pitching Game 2, and Michael Wacha will take Game 3. Lynn had another solid season for St. Louis, finishing with a 3.03 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 175 1/3 innings.
Michael Wacha will start Game 3 of the NLDS at Wrigley Field.
Wacha had an awful September and could be wearing down after tossing only 107 innings at the major league level last season due to a right shoulder injury. He'll match up with Jake Arrieta in what should be a wild environment at Wrigley on Monday. This one doesn't bode too well for St. Louis. Lance Lynn will go in Game 4.
Tommy Pham is on the Cardinals' NLDS roster.
And so are Jon Jay and Randal Grichuk, but Jason Heyward is expected to serve as the Cardinals' center fielder. That either puts Grichuk or Piscotty in right field, with Matt Holliday in left. Piscotty can also play first base. Pham will likely be used as a pinch-runner, pinch-hitter, and defensive replacement.
Matt Adams is not on the Cardinals' NLDS roster.
Adams hasn't been able to get back in a groove after missing much of the summer with a torn quad. He could be an option if the Cardinals advance past the Cubs.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny confirmed Thursday that Yadier Molina (thumb) will be on the NLDS roster.
"Yadier Molina looks great and will be ready to go," said the Cardinals skipper. Molina suffered a ligament in his left (glove-side) thumb on September 20 and didn't appear in a game for the Cards over the final two weeks, but he's been fitted with a custom splint and will apparently start behind the plate in Game 1 on Friday night against the Cubs.