Giants need to slow down Beltran
Key matchups, stats and players, plus a prediction, for the NLCS
Few pitchers are better against right-handed hitters than Bumgarner. Over the past three seasons, the only pitchers with 400 or more innings against righties with a better FIP than Bumgarner's 3.37 mark are Clayton Kershaw and Cliff Lee. This is important, since the Cardinals have so many thunderous right-handed hitters in their lineup.
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