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October 28, 2011

A look at the World Series Game 7 starters: Rangers LHP Matt Harrison vs. Cardinals RHP Chris Carpenter

Even with Game 6 being postponed, the Texas Rangers weren't going to alter their rotation. Matt Harrison had been anointed the Game 7 starter, and he takes the mound tonight with a chance to carry the Rangers to the franchise's first World Series title. "I'm prepared and ready to go," Harrison said. "Hopefully, things turn out better than last time." Last time, in Game 3, Harrison lasted 3 2/3 innings. "I feel like I made some pitches in that game, things just didn't go our way," Harrison said. The Cardinals will counter with right-hander Chris Carpenter going on three days' rest.

 

Rangers LHP Matt Harrison

 

Season stats

 

14-9, 3.39 ERA (31 games, 30 starts)

 

2011 postseason

 

1-1, 5.02 ERA (4 games, 3 starts)

 

2011 interleague

 

2-1, 2.28 ERA (4 starts)

 

Career interleague

 

2-2, 3.80 ERA (10 games, 6 starts)

 

2011 on road

 

6-4, 2.99 ERA (15 starts)

 

Career on road

 

15-9, 4.23 ERA (43 games, 29 starts)

 

Career vs. Cardinals batters: Lance Berkman (1 for 5 with one walk and one strikeout); Rafael Furcal (0 for 3); Allen Craig (1 for 2 with a home run); Albert Pujols (1 for 2); Matt Holliday (1 for 2); David Freese (1 for 2 with a double); Gerald Laird (2 for 9 with a double and two strikeouts).

 

Cardinals RHP Chris Carpenter

 

Season stats

 

11-9, 3.45 ERA (34 starts)

 

2011 postseason

 

3-0, 3.30 ERA (5 starts)

 

2011 interleague play

 

1-2, 3.09 ERA (3 starts)

 

Career interleague play

 

11-12, 4.33 ERA (31 starts)

 

2011 at home

 

4-3, 3.05 ERA (17 starts)

 

Career at new Busch Stadium

 

32-14, 2.58 ERA (67 starts)*

 

Career vs. Rangers batters: Mike Napoli (4 for 8 with two home runs and five RBIs); Adrian Beltre (4 for 8 with a double and a home run); Michael Young (2 for 12); Elvis Andrus (1 for 6 with two strikeouts); Josh Hamilton (1 for 6); Ian Kinsler (2 for 6); Nelson Cruz (1 for 4). 

 

-- Drew Davison

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