Location: City of Brotherly Love aka The Place Outsiders Get Beatdowns
Bad Guys: St. Louis Cardinals 17-8 1st Place
Good Guys: Philadelphia Phillies 14-10 1st Place
Game 1: Jamie Garcia vs. Joe Blanton
(2-1, 1.04/0.96) (2010 debut)
Reason the Cardinals Win: Pujols, Holliday, Rasmus, and Freese go back-to-back-to-back-to-back.
Reason the Phillies Win: Heavy B hits for the cycle in his return to the diamond. Just imagine a Blanton triple...oxygen please!
Game 2: Adam Wainwright vs. Cole Hamels
(4-1, 2.13/0.89) (2-2, 5.28/1.47)
Reason the Cardinals Win: Wainwright is still pissed that he received the most 1st place Cy Young votes last year, yet somehow finished 3rd in the balloting.
Reason the Phillies Win: Cole Hamels mans-up and pitches a gem. Ah, who the hell am I kidding?
Game 3: Brad Penny vs. Kyle Kendrick
(3-1, 1.56/1.18) (0-1, 7.61/1.65)
Reason the Cardinals Win: Kyle Kendrick sucks.
Reason the Phillies Win: I have unfounded hate for Brad Penny and that should be enough.
Game 4: Kyle Lohse vs. Roy Halladay
(0-1, 5.28/1.38) (5-1, 1.47/0.88)
Reason the Cardinals Win: Halladay comes down with the 24-hour flu.
Reason the Phillies Win: Halladay is a beast...maybe he does belong at the zoo.