Tony La Russa Makes Minor Tweak To Cardinals' NLCS Game 2 Lineup

There is just one change that Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has made to his Game 2 lineup, compared to the nine that started Game 1 (besides the obvious difference of a new starting pitcher). See if you can spot the subtle change.

Rafael Furcal – S – SS
Jon Jay – L – CF
Albert Pujols – R – 1B
Matt Holliday – R – LF
Lance Berkman – S – RF
Yadier Molina – R – C
David Freese – R – 3B
Nick Punto – S – 2B
Edwin Jackson – R – P

That’s right, Nick Punto. The same Nick Punto who is 1-for-7 this postseason (Ryan Theriot, who he is replacing, is 6-for-14, though he was 0-for-4 in Game 1). Punto did have the best offensive season of his 11-year career in 2011, hitting .278/.388/.421 in 166 plate appearances. And, he’s 4-for-11 lifetime with a double off tonight’s Brewers starter, Shaun Marcum.

Sometimes, hunches and matchups work. We’ll see if La Russa’s little switch pays off this evening.

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