The St. Louis Cardinals will head to Citizens Bank Park as pitcher Chris Carpenter takes the mound to try and steal Game 5 of the NLDS against the Philadelphia Phillies. Carpenter's boy-hood friend and fishing partner Roy Halladay will take the mound for the Phillies to try to close out the series in front of the home crowd. "Not only is Chris a good pitcher, but obviously a good friend. We've talked about this scenario. I think it's something we're both looking forward to. It's going to be a challenge," Halladay said about his good friend.
The Cardinals will look to continue to get production from the bats of right fielder Lance Berkman and third baseman David Freese, who was key in the Game 4 win in St. Louis. Freese went 2-3 with a homerun and 4 RBI in the Cardinals 5-3 win to send it to a Game 5 showdown. The Phillies on the other hand will be looking to get the bat of first baseman Ryan Howard going, who's been cold all series going just 2-15 and striking out 6 times. Howard did have a homerun and 4 RBI in Game 1, has been hitless in the last two games.
Game Date/Time: Friday, Oct. 7, 8:30 p.m.
Stadium: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Phillies: Roy Halladay (1-0, 3.38 ERA)
St. Louis Cardinals: Chris Carpenter (0-0, 12.00 ERA)
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