Over the past three weeks, few pitchers in the National League have thrown the ball better than Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo and St. Louis ace Chris Carpenter.

In that regard, their pitching matchup in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium would seem to assure a tight, low-scoring game.

But is that necessarily the case?

With the exception of one game on May 7 of this season, when he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning of a 4-0 victory, Gallardo has not fared well against the Cardinals. He is 1-3 with a 5.70 earned run average in four starts this season and 1-7 with a 5.66 earned run average in 11 career appearances.