Phillies vs. Cardinals: St. Louis Can't Take Advantage Of Bases Loaded Rally, Still Leads 1-0

Reminder: This isn't supposed to be happening. If Craig Kimbrel could throw strikes when he needed to, or if Carlos Marmol could save a game, or if the Braves could win one game against a Phillies team that didn't care about the end of the season that much, the Cardinals wouldn't be in the playoffs. Instead, they're just two innings away from going to the National League Championship Series.

It almost got worse for the Phillies. After Chris Carpenter led off the inning with a single, Carlos Ruiz tried and failed to get him at second on a Rafael Furcal bunt. Jon Jay sacrificed the runners over, and Halladay walked Albert Pujols intentionally. Probably could have had Pujols hit if you'd kept your bunt in your pants, La Russa.

But Halladay struck out Lance Berkman on four pitches, and he got Matt Holliday to fly out to deep left field. The 1-0 game continues into the eighth inning, and I'm sure everyone in Philadelphia and St. Louis is calm as can be right now.

Latest News

In This Article

Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.