Cardinals' pitchers ready, but not able

Tony La Russa doesn't go to bullpen in fifth inning, and Brewers erupt in Game 1 win

Updated: October 11, 2011, 12:33 AM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

MILWAUKEE -- It was the first inning, and St. Louis Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia was laboring. He had already given up a two-run homer to Ryan Braun, and the concern was great enough that manager Tony La Russa had rookie reliever Lance Lynn -- who hadn't pitched since Aug. 9 -- up in the bullpen.

That's how concerned La Russa was, and how important it was to not fall into a deep hole against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park, where Milwaukee has been so dominant. Garcia would survive ...

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