The San Francisco Giants must win Thursday night or be down three games to one in the NLCS. So, manager Bruce Bochy has made some switches in his lineup for Game 4 (* indicates lefthanded hitter, # indicates switch-hitter):
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright got hit hard in two starts in the Division Series against the Washington Nationals, allowing seven runs in eight innings, although he struck out 15 in those innings. He last faced the Giants August 9 in St. Louis, allowing just one run in seven innings on five hits, all singles. Members of San Francisco's postseason roster are hitting .307 against Wainwright (46-for-150) with one home run (Pence). Sanchez, who is replacing Brandon Belt in the lineup, has never faced Wainwright (Belt is 1-for-4 against him).