Saint Louis Cardinals
Roy Halladay gave up a grand slam to Yadier Molina in an abbreviated two-inning start before leaving with shoulder soreness, and the St. Louis Cardinals avoided a four-game sweep with an 8-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay left his start against the St. Louis Cardinals after two innings as a precaution due to right shoulder soreness, matching the second-shortest outing of his career.
An all-or-nothing season in which only a World Series title would be considered a success turned out to be an abysmal failure. The Phillies didn’t even make it out of the first round of the NL playoffs.
After a slow start, the Phillies won the all-important first game of the NLDS. But the page has turned and it’s time for game two – a chance for Philadelphia to put a stranglehold on the St. Louis Cardinals.
What looked like a meaningless series just a few weeks ago has turned into quite a significant three games for the National League East rivals.