Good starting pitching is crucial in October, when runs are scarce and the stakes are high. And there's no arms shortage among this year's eight playoff teams. The Tigers' Max Scherzer won an MLB-best 21 games this season, and the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw dominated with a 1.83 ERA. But postseason experience matters as well, and the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright and Detroit's Justin Verlander are both playoff-tested. Which pitcher will have the biggest impact on October? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

2013 MLB playoff pitchers

Clay Buchholz

Clay Buchholz

12-1, 1.74 ERA (16 starts)

A.J. Burnett

A.J. Burnett

10-11, 3.30 ERA

Bartolo Colon

Bartolo Colon

18-6, 2.65 ERA

Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke

15-4, 2.63 ERA

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw

16-9, 1.83 ERA

Jon Lester

Jon Lester

15-8, 3.75 ERA

Francisco Liriano

Francisco Liriano

16-8, 3.02 ERA

Kris Medlen

Kris Medlen

15-12, 3.11 ERA

Shelby Miller

Shelby Miller

15-9, 3.06 ERA

Mike Minor

Mike Minor

13-9, 3.12 ERA

Matt Moore

Matt Moore

17-4, 3.29 ERA

David Price

David Price

10-8, 3.33 ERA

Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer

21-3, 2.90 ERA

Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

13-12, 3.46 ERA

Adam Wainwright

Adam Wainwright

19-9, 2.94 ERA

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