(KSDK Sports) -- The question of which starting pitchers we would see in the National League Divisonal Series, was partially answered today when manager Mike Matheny announced his first two starting pitchers. Adam Wainwright in Game One on Thursday, and Lance Lynn as Game Two starter on Friday.
Lynn's strong finish has earned him the start. Lynn (15-10, 3.97) worked six scoreless innings in the Central clincher Friday night against the Cubs. He won his last two starts to end a skid in which he was 0-5 with a 5.44 ERA in eight outings. He also has pitched the last two postseasons.
Matheny chose Lynn ahead of rookies Shelby Miller (15-9, 3.06) and Joe Kelly (10-5, 2.69), who have had stronger overall seasons and Michael Wacha (4-1, 2.78). Wacha threw 8 2-3 innings of no-hit ball against Washington in his last start.
The manager would not announce starters for Games 3 and 4. Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94) pitches the opener Thursday against the winner of the wild-card game between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh and could also go in Game 5, if necessary.