Cardinals vs. Braves, 2012 N.L. Wild Card Playoff: Time, TV schedule, starting pitchers and more

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In the first-ever National League Wild Card play-in game, the St. Louis Cardinals face the Atlanta Braves. The winner gets to face the Washington Nationals in the NLDS.

After six months and 162 games, it all comes down to one contest for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves. The Braves finished the season 94-68, four games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East. The defending World Series champion Cardinals finished 88-74, nine games behind the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Central. The winner of the Wild Card play-in game will face the Washington Nationals in the NLDS.

St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves Friday, Oct 5 5:00 p.m. EST on TBS

Projected starters

Braves Kris Medlen (10-1, 157 ERA)
Cardinals Kyle Lohse (16-3, 2.86 ERA)


Projected lineups, courtesy of Talking Chop and Viva El Birdos

Braves Cardinals
Michael Bourn CF Jon Jay CF
Martin Prado LF Carlos Beltran RF
Jason Heyward RF Matt Holliday LF
Chipper Jones 3B Allen Craig 1B
Freddie Freeman 1B Yadier Molina C
Dan Uggla 2B David Freese 3B
David Ross C Daniel Descalso 2B
Andrelton Simmons SS Pete Kozma SS
Kris Medlen P Kyle Lohse P

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