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Instant Reaction: Cardinals 5, Phillies 4

Posted on: October 3, 2011 12:00 am
Edited on: October 3, 2011 12:20 am
 
Jay, Ruiz collision

By Evan Brunell

WP: Octavio Dotel

LP: Cliff Lee

SV: Jason Motte

HR: None

Series: Tied at one apiece in a best-of-5

Hero: Jon Jay showed a lot in his second career postseason game after going hitless in Game 1. Jay bowled over Carlos Ruiz of the Phillies in in an attempt to tie the game but was out at the plate. It was a pretty good hit on Ruiz though, and it speaks well of Jay being willing to get down and dirty. No wonder manager Tony La Russa is a fan. Jay's second chance at tying the game worked, singling in Ryan Theriot two innings later and the Cardinals would go on to win the game. Overall, Jay had a two-hit night and 2 RBI out of the eight-spot.

Goat: Technically, La Russa and the Cardinals won the game, and he'll tell you it doesn't matter what happens except coming away with a W. But sheesh, he was as aggravating today as he's ever been. First, he complained (what's new?) about the strike zone, saying it harmed Chris Carpenter when even a cursory look at the umpire's zone shows that he was squeezing Cliff Lee too. Then he makes the bottom of the eighth go on forever with three -- thats right, three -- pitching changes. Marc Rzepczynski hit Chase Utley, then Mitchell Boggs forced Hunter Pence into a fielder's choice. Arthur Rhodes K'd Ryan Howard, and Jason Motte finished the inning off by inducing Shane Victorino into a flyout. Yeah, it worked, but only La Russa knows how to slow down a game.

Next: 10/4 at St. Louis, 5:07 p.m. ET. Edwin Jackson (12-9, 3.79) vs. Roy Oswalt (9-10, 3.69)

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 9:01 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Instant Reaction: Cardinals 5, Phillies 4

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Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: October 3, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Instant Reaction: Cardinals 5, Phillies 4

Who in the world is Evan Brunell?  Honestly, TLR worked the bullpen to perfection and this hack is complaining about the game being slowed down?  These are the playoffs, Evan.  Every pitch matters.  Every match-up matters.  If you've got something else to do - finish your avatar for World of Warcraft, perhpas - then maybe you shouldn't pretend you're a journalist.  Who the hell is Evan Brunell?



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: October 3, 2011 11:17 am
 

Instant Reaction: Cardinals 5, Phillies 4

never seen an article with so much critisism about a manager who made the right calls all night. TLR is a competitor i might not agree with every move he makes but who cares. I think the strike zone was equally bad all night both teams. utley should have been sitting on the bench with a backwards k in the first. and then was called out on a bad pitch later in the game. just the way it goes with a zone like that sometimes it helps other times it screws ya. I dont think the zone caused the phils to lose or the cards to win.




Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: October 3, 2011 10:06 am
 

Instant Reaction: Cardinals 5, Phillies 4

TLR slows down a game?  You've seen Sox/Yankees contests before, right????



Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: October 3, 2011 3:30 am
 

Instant Reaction: Cardinals 5, Phillies 4

Im going to tell you this it will be Hammels v Garcia on tuesday, Jackson will probabally be game 4



Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: October 3, 2011 2:56 am
 

Instant Reaction: Cardinals 5, Phillies 4

This is the kind of garbage you get with Internet freebie writers who are usually kids who think they can make a name for themselves or 30-something nerds with a computer in the basement of the mom's home. 



Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: October 3, 2011 2:47 am
 

Instant Reaction: Cardinals 5, Phillies 4

Here's a tissue for Evan. Ah, take the box... you're going to need it for the last two games in St. Louis.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: October 3, 2011 12:21 am
 

Instant Reaction: Cardinals 5, Phillies 4

No shyt........ He either is a Phillies fan or had some $$ on the game. I never seen an article so one-sided in my life.


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