For the starting pitchers in Game 3, it's been ... well, it's been odd.
Kyle Lohse gave up only 37 unintentional walks all season, and then one in each of his postseason starts. But he's walked four Giants unintentionally in the first five innings of Game 3 ... and given up just one run, thanks in part to a couple of routine double plays.
Matt Cain struck out eight hitters every nine innings during the regular season, and in Game 3 he's struck out exactly zero St. Louis Cardinals. Still, he'd just struck out Jon Jay in the third inning, or Matt Carpenter, Cain might still be working with a 1-0 lead. Instead Jay singled and Carpenter -- in the game only because of Carlos Beltran's trick knee -- hit a two-run homer to get the Cardinals on the board.
Which, in a nutshell, is how we're on to the sixth inning in a nail-biter: Cardinals 2, Giants 1 ... and thunderstorms making their steady way toward Busch Stadium.