- Paul Swydan, ESPN Insider
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.
San Francisco's pitchers need to contain Carlos Beltran, Paul Swydan writes in his in-depth NLCS preview.