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Instant Reaction: Freese carries Cards past Phils

Posted on: October 5, 2011 8:42 pm
Edited on: October 5, 2011 10:35 pm
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By Matt Snyder


Hero: David Freese. Period. He put the Cardinals ahead for good with a two-RBI double and later tacked on a two-run homer. In a lineup with three of the better power hitters in the baseball, Freese drove in four of the Cardinals' five runs.

Goat: Remember back at the start of the year when people liked to say the Phillies have "four aces." Yeah, they actually don't. Roy Oswalt isn't an ace anymore, and it showed Wednesday evening. Much of the "four aces" talk has morphed into "three aces," but after Wednesday's outing, it's pretty safe to say no one will continue to insist Oswalt is still the same pitcher he was three years ago. He coughed up six hits and five earned runs in five innings, even after being spotted a 2-0 lead before he even took the mound.

PHI-STL NLDS Game 4
Turning point: Freese's two-RBI double in the bottom of the fourth meant the Cardinals now had a one-run lead, instead of a one-run deficit.

It was over when ... Freese sent an Oswalt pitch into the grass that serves as a batter's eye over the center-field wall. There's no way the Cardinals felt confident with that 3-2 lead, but the 5-2 lead had to have felt pretty secure.

Next: They'll meet again in Game 5 Friday night with the season on the line. The loser goes home, the winner heads to the NLCS. We know the Phillies are sending Ace No. 1, Roy Halladay, to the hill. The Cardinals will likely go with Chris Carpenter. Buckle up, it's a pair of aces.



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Instant Reaction: Freese carries Cards past Phils

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Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:51 pm
 

Instant Reaction: Freese carries Cards past Phils

Actually. Carpenter will be going on four days rest



Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Instant Reaction: Freese carries Cards past Phils

I love the Philly writer that said that Garcia wouldn't even make the Phillies rotation.  Really?  REALLY??

Too much hyperbole, lol.  Tonight illustrated that perfectly.  But you cheesesteak suckers keep disrepecting the Cards.  It's worked for you all year.

Or not.


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