Sunday, October 2, 2011

NLDS Game 2: Cardinals at Phillies

US Presswire photo
Citizens Bank Park erupted last night when Ryan Howard homered off Kyle Lohse.
Why did the Phillies fork over $120 to Cliff Lee last winter? Because they wanted him on the mound for games like this. No pitcher on the planet has owned the postseason like Lee has since 2009, and that even includes a couple of eggs he laid in each of the last two World Series.

Tonight, Lee will be on the mound at Citizens Bank Park, looking to put Philadelphia up 2-0 in its division series against St. Louis, which desperately needs a big-time performance from ace Chris Carpenter. Carpenter was brilliant in Wednesday night's regular-season finale, shutting out the Astros to help the Cardinals clinch the wild-card. But this will be the first time he's pitching on three days' rest, so there's no way to know what you're going to get out of him.

Makes for a compelling matchup in the nightcap of today's postseason tripleheader. Enjoy...

Where: Citizens Bank Park
Gametime: 8:37 p.m.
Radio: WTEM (980 AM), WWXT (92.7 FM), WWXX (94.3 FM), XM 185
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 51 degrees, Wind 7 mph LF to RF
SS Rafael Furcal
RF Allen Craig
1B Albert Pujols
LF Lance Berkman
3B David Freese
C Yadier Molina
2B Ryan Theriot
CF Jon Jay
P Chris Carpenter

SS Jimmy Rollins
2B Chase Utley
RF Hunter Pence
1B Ryan Howard
CF Shane Victorino
LF Raul Ibanez
3B Placido Polanco
C Carlos Ruiz
P Cliff Lee


Bob Gibson said...

Why can't anyone pitch on {expletive deleted] three days' rest anymore?

dryw said...

This is not pretty.....

NatsLady said...

Got prettier. Ok, well, got more interesting, at least.

NitsAndNats said...

My two favorite teams are the Nats and whoever is playing the phillies. Lets go Cardinals!!

natsfan1a said...

Oooooh, happy a.m. game results. PhILLies lose. Yay.

NatsJack in Florida said...

Heading over to Disney today to watch the Nats/Tigers FIL game.

dj in Fl..... if you are still coming to the game today, you need to go to the ticket box office at the vehicle drop off circle in front of Cracker Jack Stadium and pick up a complimentary pass. They play on field #3 which is just east of the handicap parking lot behind center field of the stadium.

Anonymous8 said...

NatsJack, any Rendon sightings?

NatsJack in Florida said...

Rendon has spent most of his time working out with Bryce Harper. He didn't dress for either of the games I was able to attend but I did see him taking batting practice on a side field last week.

I'll ask around today but I think he's gone to Arizona with the rest of the AFL guys.

Stew Magnuson said...

$120? Well, maybe he gets by on the meal money.

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