Backup Hector Sanchez has caught Zito's last five starts but obviously the Giants felt they couldn't risk the drop off of offense that comes with replacing Posey with Sanchez. And truly, that's probably the right move with the Giants only averaging 3.75 runs per game this series even with a seven run Game 2 outburst.
Posey will drop down to the clean up position after batting third in the previous game. The rest of the Giants lineup against 25-year-old Cardinals starter Lance Lynn is as follows:
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