The left Dallas Keuchel was not effectively pitching for three days of rest only the third time in his career.
Keschel allowed three runs in 3⅓ innings for the Atlanta Braves in their 5-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the National League Division One game on Monday afternoon.
Former Cy Young Award winner recently played Thursday in Game 1, tossing just 74 points into the series.
Manager Brian Snitker indicated Sunday night that Coachell had the opportunity to start game 4, but said he wanted to wait until Monday to make a final decision.
St. Louis got off to a quick start, pleased the 42 203 crowd with a beautiful October day. Paul Goldschmidt drove a 3-1 victory from Küchel to the left with two days off in the first, and Marcellus Ozuna went laser to the second deck on the left to lead 2-0.
The Brave took a 2-1 series lead Sunday with a 3-1 victory in game 3, highlighted by a dramatic three-run rally of the innings, but the series became tied at 2-2 when Cardinal Poison catcher & # 39; ; Mr. Molina hit the victim's fly in the 10th inning of Monday.
Game 5 will be Wednesday back in Atlanta. The Cardinals will have Jack Flaherty's ace in the mound, and the Brave will go with Mike Foltinevich.
The 31-year-old Kashchel pitched 4⅔ innings and did not record a decision in Atlanta's Game 1 game, allowing one run and five hits with three
Twice All-Star – 4-2 with a 3.20 ERA. 11 postseason games, including 10 starts.
Jesse Rogers and the Associated Press contributed to this report .