NLDS Tied 2-2
Cardinals 90-72, National League Wild Card
Phillies 102-60, National Leage East Champions
Random Notes: This is the first time the Phillies have played in an NLDS Game 5 since the 1981 player's strike forced a division series pitting the first-half winner against the second-half winner. Steve Rogers and the Expos bested Steve Carlton, 3-0, to advance to the NLCS. Here's hoping for a better outcome this time . . . Jimmy Rollins, who is a free agent following the season, is hitting .563 (9 for 16) out of the lead-off spot . . . On the other end of the spectrum, Ryan Howard is 0 for his last 11 with six strikeouts . . . Cliff Lee (and everyone else) is available out of the bullpen in Game 5 . . . We have tickets to NLCS Game 1 on Sunday, and I want very badly to be able to use them.
Phillies Probable: Roy Halladay (1-0, 3.38)
Cardinals Probable: Chris Carpenter (0-0, 12.00)