The St. Louis Cardinals have been unable to solve Ryan Vogelsong through two innings in Game 6 of the NLCS against the San Francisco Giants—he's got five strikeouts and just one walk in two innings, and the Giants have staked him to a 1-0 lead against Chris Carpenter so far. Vogelsong won the Giants' first game of the NLCS earlier in the series, striking out four and allowing one run in seven strong innings.
Carpenter looked shaky in the first inning, just as he did in Game 2—he simply doesn't seem confident in his stuff, and he's not fooling Giants hitters. Nevertheless, he almost got out of the inning unscathed; David Freese double-clutched on Buster Posey's groundout, forcing him to go to first base with one out instead of cutting down the runner at home.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals look uncomfortable against Vogelsong's pitching, which basically involves a lot of fastballs thrown at various locations in and around the strike zone. Stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis for live updates, injury reports, and intermittent complaints about the zone and Chris Carpenter's struggles.