Will we have a little revenge 11 years in the making this weekend in the NL Wild Card series between the #6 Philadelphia Phillies and #3 St. Louis Cardinals?
In 2011, Philadelphia won 102 games and the NL East title, led by the late, great Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels. And in the final series of the MLB regular season, they swept the Braves in Atlanta, enabling the Cardinals to complete a miracle comeback to land a wild-card spot.
The two teams then met in the NLDS, and the underdog Cards overcame a 2-1 deficit to win the series. In Game 5 in Philadelphia–which took place exactly 11 years ago today–Chris Carpenter outdueled Halladay, pitching a three-hit shutout and riding a solitary first-inning run to eliminate the favored Phils.