Phillies vs. Cardinals: Score Holds At 1-0 After Two

It took two batters before the Cardinals had established a lead over Roy Halladay and the Phillies. The lead was just 1-0, which probably isn't going to be enough, but it might be enough. After two innings, it's closer to being enough than it was.

Chris Carpenter protected that lead in the bottom of the first, working through the Phillies 1-2-3. In the second, Halladay settled down and spun a 1-2-3 frame of his own, but then Carpenter came out and kept the Phillies scoreless once more. He wasn't perfect, as Shane Victorino nicked him for a one-out double, but Victorino died on the bases, as neither Raul Ibanez nor Placido Polanco could bring him home. Neither came real close.

We're going to the third, and it's still 1-0 St. Louis. One remembers that Halladay cruised in Game 1 after allowing an early homer, and the Cardinals are surely aware that he could start cruising again. He might already be cruising, given his second inning. So there's still a lot of pressure on Carpenter. But he's done what he needed to do for the first two innings.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

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,

Join Baseball Nation

You must be a member of Baseball Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Baseball Nation. You should read them.

Join Baseball Nation

You must be a member of Baseball Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Baseball Nation. You should read them.

Spinner

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.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker