On October 5th, 2011 the Philadelphia Phillies take on the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLDS. Up on the series 2 games to 1, the Phillies hope to head home for Game 5 with 1 game left to win. Stepping to the mound for the Phillies, Roy Oswalt (9-10 record, 3.69 ERA), hopes to take home the W, leaving the Phillies 1 game away from the NLCS. Looking to tie the series, the Cardinals start late sesason stud, Edwin Jackson (12-9, 3.81 ERA in the 2011 regular season). Jackson has been on fire since July, pitching at least 6 innings in 10 of his last 12 starts and giving up no more than 2 runs in 9 of them.
While the Phillies are the moneyline favorite at -129 (odds courtesy of Bodog Sportsbook), don't count out the Cardinals and the heavy hitting Albert Pujols. If the Cardinals can pull off the win and tie the series, they will be in great position for Game 5 in Philadephia with their ace Chris Carpenter on the mound.
2011 MLB Postseason
- American League Division Series
- New York Yankees Vs. Detroit Tigers
- Texas Rangers Vs. Tampa Bay Rays
- National League Division Series
- Philadelphia Phillies Vs. St. Louis Cardinals
- Milwaukee Brewers Vs. Arizona Diamondbacks