There will be a game five between the Cardinals and Phillies. Really did not want to see one but that’s baseball. St. Louis was in a must win situation at home today and answered the bell with a 5-3 win over the Phillies. The five game series is now tied at two games each.
Roy Oswalt got the start for Philadelphia and was spotted a two run lead before he took the mound in the bottom of the first. It was not good enough as the Cardinals fought back and scored five runs on Roy through six innings.
Roy gave up the five runs on six hits walked one and had five K’s. Joe Blanton and Brad Lidge pitched a perfect seventh and eighth for the Phillies in relief. Oswalt gets the loss.
The Philadelphia offense was weak again, getting only seven hits and scoring three runs. Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins had two hits each. The other three hits came from Pence, Gload and Polanco.
Edwin Jackson started for the Cardinals and gets the win. Jason Motte pitched the ninth and gets the save. St. Louis scored their five runs on only six hits.
Friday night the Phillies are home and they will have ace Roy Halladay on the mound facing the Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter, should be a great final game.
Philadelphia is on the brink of elimination, they are tied at two games each in the best of five.
They are still nine wins from being World Series Champions with a maximun fifteen games remaining.
We Phillies and baseball fans in general could not ask for much more in an elimination game, two great pitchers in a win or go home scenario.
Best Of Five
Tampa eliminated. Texas wins series 3-1.
09/30_Game 1_ Tampa 9 Texas 0 10/01_Game 2_ Tampa 6 Texas 8 10/03_Game 3_ Texas 4 Tampa 3 10/04_Game 4_ Texas 4 Tampa 3
10/01_Game 1_ Detroit 3 New York 9 10/02_Game 2_ Detroit 5 New York 3 10/03_Game 3_ New York 4 Detroit 5 10/04_Game 4_ New York 10 Detroit 1 10/06_Game 5_ Detroit New York
10/01_Game 1_ St. Louis 6 Philadelphia 11 10/02_Game 2_ St. Louis 5 Philadelphia 4 10/04_Game 3_ Philadelphia 3 St. Louis 2 10/05_Game 4_ Philadelphia 3 St. Louis 5 10/07_Game 5_ St. Louis Philadelphia
Detroit at NY Yankees Time: 8:00 PM National TV: TBS Starting Pitchers Detroit: Doug Fister NY Yankees: Ivan Nova