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NLDS Game 2: Cardinals at Phillies

Oct 3, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

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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…

NL DIVISION SERIES – GAME 2
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS at PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Where: Citizens Bank Park
Gametime: 8:37 p.m.
TV: TBS
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

STARTING LINEUPS
CARDINALS
SS Rafael Furcal
RF Allen Craig
1B Albert Pujols
LF Lance Berkman

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  1. Bob Gibson - Oct 3, 2011 at 1:43 AM

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

  2. dryw - Oct 3, 2011 at 1:50 AM

    This is not pretty…..

  3. NatsLady - Oct 3, 2011 at 2:38 AM

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

  4. Tim - Oct 3, 2011 at 2:48 AM

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

  5. natsfan1a - Oct 3, 2011 at 11:19 AM

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

  6. NatsJack in Florida - Oct 3, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    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.

  7. Anonymous8 - Oct 3, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    NatsJack, any Rendon sightings?

  8. NatsJack in Florida - Oct 3, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    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.

  9. Stew Magnuson - Oct 3, 2011 at 2:44 PM

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

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