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NLDS Game 3: Phillies at Cardinals

Oct 4, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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Cardinals fans are ready for Game 3 against the Phillies today.

The Cardinals proved they could get to one of the Phillies' four aces Sunday night during Game 2 of the National League Division Series. Now, can they do it again?

Cole Hamels will be on the mound for Philadelphia, looking to get his team back on track after a surprisingly ineffective outing by Cliff Lee the other night. The left-hander lost his only start this season against St. Louis, allowing four runs over seven innings on Sept. 18. But aside from a couple of hiccups in 2009, he's got a stellar track record in the postseason, including MVP awards in both the 2008 NLCS and World Series.

Fellow lefty Jaime Garcia starts for the Cardinals, trying to keep the Phillies' lineup in check and perhaps give his bullpen a much-needed break. Tony La Russa used six different relievers to pull off Sunday's victory. He'd probably prefer not to have to do that again…

NL DIVISION SERIES – GAME 3
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES at ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Where: Busch Stadium
Gametime: 5:07 p.m.
TV: TBS
Radio: WSPZ (570 AM), XM 185
Weather: Sunny, 78 degrees, Wind 6 mph RF to LF

STARTING LINEUPS
PHILLIES
SS Jimmy Rollins
2B Chase Utley
RF Hunter Pence
1B Ryan Howard

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  1. natsfan1a - Oct 4, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Beat the Phillies (clap-clap clap-clap-clap)/

  2. Mark'd - Oct 4, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    Come on Cardinals

  3. dryw - Oct 4, 2011 at 11:33 PM

    Let's go Cards!

  4. natsfan1a - Oct 5, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    D'oh! (part one)

  5. natsfan1a - Oct 5, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Also, can't believe that I missed this. I must have been having dinner then.

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