Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 10/2/13
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny typically does not like to reveal any more of his plans than he must. Keeping with his close-to-the-vest ways, he did not say who would be starting Game 3. But he might have dropped a pretty nice hint when he said that Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha will be available to work out of the bullpen Thursday. The implication: Joe Kelly will not be available. If Kelly isn't available for Game 1 and Lance Lynn is starting Game 2, that leaves Kelly to get the ball at PNC Park Sunday. More telling than what Matheny said or didn't say is what Kelly has done in Pittsburgh. In his first start there this season, he ended the Cardinals' seven-game losing streak by throwing six shutout innings. In his second time out, he allowed one run in six innings and ended a three-game slide. If Kelly indeed goes in Game 3, that would leave Miller or Wacha for Monday's Game 4. Miller's edge in experience might not make up for his troubles in Pittsburgh. He strug...
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