Friday, October 7, 2011

Cardinals at Phillies: October 7th

Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Friday 8:37

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)

Go Phils!

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