ST. LOUIS As the defending World Series champs prepare for what they hope will be another memorable push deep into the postseason, the question has already begun to spur discussions and debates around town.
Should they qualify, who will start the one game Wild Card playoff?
Some say Adam Wainwright. Others say veteran Chris Carpenter, who will make his season debut Friday at Wrigley Field. But Tuesday night at Busch Stadium, the pitcher currently on schedule to pitch the one-game playoff reminded why he's no slouch either.
Continuing his run as the Cardinals best and most consistent starter this season, Kyle Lohse tossed seven shutout innings and allowed just four hits to help the Cardinals beat the Houston Astros, 4-0, in the series opener at Busch Stadium.
It was the league leading 21st time this season that Lohse went at least six innings and allowed two earned runs or less. Lohse improved to 15-3 on the season and lowered his ERA to 2.71, the fourth-lowest total in all of b...