ST. LOUIS — As tempting as it may be to send Game 1 starter Adam Wainwright back to the mound for Sunday’s Game 4 on just three days’ rest, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will give the ball to his righthander Lance Lynn.
Under more dire circumstances, however, Matheny said things could have gone differently.
“If you ever have a chance and you’re in a spot where it’s an elimination game, you typically do give your ace a chance, if it’s at all possible,” Matheny said. “Right now it’s a situation where it’s going to most likely be Lance Lynn pitching Game 4. And we know that Lance has also been a guy that can pitch in big situations. And we look forward getting Adam back there on regular rest.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.