Mike Matheny has sorted out his bullpen's mix to give the Cardinals a decisive late-game advantage.
Game 2 might help answer some of the NLCS questions that Game 1 didn't in 13 innings.
Marco Scutaro's journey to the NLCS MVP trophy began long before Matt Holliday's takeout slide.
For the Cardinals and Giants, character and resiliency won't much matter in Monday night's Game 7 of the NLCS. But the way they play baseball will.
Cardinals starter Lance Lynn entered the fourth inning of NLCS Game 5 with a no-hitter, then it all fell apart. Just like it did in Game 1.
They roared back against the Reds in the division series, but can they overcome a 3-1 NLCS deficit against the defending champion Cardinals?
Angel Pagan, Hunter Pence and Brandon Belt came up empty with runners in scoring position in San Francisco's 3-1 loss to St. Louis.
Ryan Vogelsong's stout outing in Game 2 of the NLCS might have righted the ship for the Giants' talented but underperforming rotation.
In the first four innings, the Giants and Cardinals lit up the scoreboard. Over the final five innings, however, nothing much happened. The bullpens were dominant.