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NLCS game four: Top of the second

Rickie Weeks, after following Kotsay and Braun's lead by complaining about the strike zone, grounds out on a hard-hit ball to shorstop. Jerry Hairston didn't have time to complain. He hacked at the first pitch and hit a hard grounder to David Freese at third base for the second out. Yuniesky Bettancourt lifted a lazy fly ball to left centerfield that is easily handled by Jon Jay.

It seems like the long layoff hasn't hurt Kyle Lohse at all. He's pitching efficiently and effectively. Hopefully the Cardinals hitters will start to show some patience and force Randy Wolf to throw some pitches over the plate.

Brewers 0, Cardinals 0.