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NLDS Game 1 lineups: Cardinals vs. Phillies

Oct 1, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT

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Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Phillies. First pitch is scheduled for 5:07 p.m. ET.

1. Rafael Furcal, SS          1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
2. Allen Craig, RF            2. Chase Utley, 2B
3. Albert Pujols, 1B          3. Hunter Pence, RF
4. Lance Berkman, LF          4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. David Freese, 3B           5. Shane Victorino, CF
6. Yadier Molina, C           6. Raul Ibanez, LF
7. Skip Schumaker, 2B         7. Placido Polanco, 3B
8. Jon Jay, CF                8. Carlos Ruiz, C
9. Kyle Lohse, RHP            9. Roy Halladay, RHP

As expected, Matt Holliday is not in the Cardinals’ starting lineup due to ongoing discomfort in his right middle finger. His replacement, Allen “Wrench” Craig, batted .327/.364/.692 with five home runs and 12 RBI in 52 September at-bats.

Furcal is back in action after missing the final two games of the regular season due to a tweaked hamstring. He slugged seven homers in 50 games after joining St. Louis at the non-waiver trade deadline.

No surprises for Philly. They’ll look to get off to a fast start for Halladay, who posted a 2.65 ERA and 110/17 K/BB ratio this season when backed by 3-5 runs, and a 1.33 ERA and 61/8 K/BB ratio when given six or more.

  1. cur68 - Oct 1, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Well that inning just about gutted the Cards. So, what’s Tony gonna do? Down 6 with only 6 outs to work with. My my…

    • Francisco (FC) - Oct 1, 2011 at 7:29 PM

      And Halladay is burying the Cards after a troublesome 1st inning. There’s very little LaRussa can do, his players have to work the at bats and get on base.

      • cur68 - Oct 1, 2011 at 7:32 PM

        In case you’re interested, 1 – 0 Rays end of 1. Shields is being himself. Holland looked just shaky. He walked in that run. The Ray’s Mojo is beyond believe. I knew they’d be tough, but this tough? No way. I do believe the Rays could do it. Bump off the Rangers and go all the way….

      • Francisco (FC) - Oct 1, 2011 at 7:41 PM

        A Philly Ray WS Rematch? Holy cow! That’s a heck of a possibility. But first the Rays must win two more. The Phillies have to seal this one and win two more. Then the next test comes.

      • Chris Fiorentino - Oct 1, 2011 at 8:07 PM

        There is nobody as scary as the Phillies right now. Doc gives up 3 runs and the offense gives him an 11-spot? It really doesn’t get any better than this. The Cardinals are toast.

  2. gogigantos - Oct 1, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    well cooked Doc, tomorrow is another day,,,,, good day in Philly

    • cur68 - Oct 1, 2011 at 7:38 PM

      J. Roll’s on. Here’s come Utley & his Hair…

      • cur68 - Oct 1, 2011 at 7:41 PM

        Now Mr. Overrated…

      • cur68 - Oct 1, 2011 at 7:41 PM

        And it’s 11 – 6!

      • cur68 - Oct 1, 2011 at 7:41 PM

        And it’s 11 – 3!

      • Francisco (FC) - Oct 1, 2011 at 7:42 PM

        I was going to ask what the heck were you drinking and why weren’t you sharing, I see it’s a typo now.

      • cur68 - Oct 1, 2011 at 7:45 PM

        Drinking Big Rock Canvas Back Ale & Maple Lager from Granville. Clumsy typing after mixing that…

      • cur68 - Oct 1, 2011 at 8:02 PM

        Shades of foreshadowing Batman! It IS 11 – 6 now! Nearly spit out some beer on the computer….

      • Francisco (FC) - Oct 1, 2011 at 9:06 PM

        Quick! Give me the next Lotto 647 number!

  3. natstowngreg - Oct 1, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    Was wondering what happened to the live blog. Shoulda known the Phillies infestation would make its own. Well played. :)

    • cur68 - Oct 1, 2011 at 7:53 PM

      What’s more the Philly Phans are the pleasant ones. So far only the Card fan has been talking smack and being a dolt. And that’s with ‘cepts in the mix! Irony!

      • natstowngreg - Oct 1, 2011 at 8:03 PM

        Not just ironic, unbelievable.

      • cur68 - Oct 1, 2011 at 8:05 PM

        Who’s pitching for the Phills? He’s coughing up runs. Time for The Bastid IMO.

      • cur68 - Oct 1, 2011 at 8:07 PM

        Phew! Never mind. Rosie’s singing her hear out. 11 – 6, final. Way to go Doc & way to go Phillies!

      • natstowngreg - Oct 1, 2011 at 8:08 PM

        Phillies win. Shucks.

      • cur68 - Oct 1, 2011 at 8:10 PM

        See ya on the Yankees live blog.

  4. drmonkeyarmy - Oct 1, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Well, we know we won’t see Stutes again for awhile.

    • proudlycanadian - Oct 1, 2011 at 8:55 PM

      He is probably finished for the season based on his performance tonight.

  5. halladaysbiceps - Oct 1, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    The Phillies take game 1. Expected and exciting. Howard, Raul and Utley were beasts. The Cards didn’t stand a chance. Doc was an animal after the first inning. As the game went on, Doc pitched more and more pissed off.

    Stutes in the 9th looked like he was going to do a number 2 in his pants. Luckily, he got his first playoff appearance out of his system.

    Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to game 2 we go. Cliff Lee, Cliff Lee, Cliff Lee, hi ho, hi ho, hi ho!

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