Lohse looks to remain in control against Nationals
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse throws to the plate during the first inning of their Major League Baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, April 15, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) By Mark J. Terrill
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tom Gorzelanny delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, April 9, 2011, at CitiField in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) By Frank Franklin II
(KMOV.com) – The St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals are scheduled to play their third game in less than 36 hours on Thursday afternoon. Game time is set for 12:45 p.m. Here are the pitching probables:
Tom Gorzelanny pitched effectively allowing five hits in six innings pitched in his last start on April 15. The left-hander has allowed three homeruns in 11.1 innings pitched this season. Gorzelanny has averaged more than a strikeout per inning pitched (12 strikeouts/11.1 innings pitched). He is 2-4 with a 4.98 ERA in eight starts against the Cardinals.
Kyle Lohse notched his 1,000th career strikeout and second win of the year in last start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 15. The right-hander has walked only two batters in 22.1 innings pitched this season. Lohse has pitched at least seven innings in each of his first three starts this season. He is 3-2 with a 5.72 ERA in 10 games pitched against the Nationals.