Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 6/29/14
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PHILADELPHIA Don't count out these St. Louis Cardinals. They don't know when to call it a season. "This club was hit by a lot of stuff the first four months of the season," said manager Tony La Russa. "The guys just decided we were going to play every game like it's Game 7 of the World Series, and they did it every day for six weeks." And they aren't stopping yet. With Chris Carpenter pitching the first 1-0 complete game of his professional career on Friday night, the Cardinals survived a Game 5 showdown with a Philadelphia team that won more games than any team this year, and advanced to the NL Championship Series for the first time since 2006. They open the best-of-seven showdown with NL Central champion Milwaukee at Miller Park on Sunday afternoon. "And," La Russa said with a smile, "we're going to start Carp on two days rest four times (in the NLCS)." Just kidding. But then that gem that Carpenter put together in a showdown with his close friend and former Toronto teamm...
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2 Comments:
  • Scott Carpenter was one of the Mercury 7, and more of a bad ass than Chris Carpenter. Thought you good people should know that.
  • I watch them ever since they where 10.5 games out. They just kept pushing, making plays that were great and fantastic. There hits came at crucial times, when really needed and they played every game like it was the last one. That is the St. Louis Cardinals. To all the people who called the team a bunch of whiner"s. Well, who's the whinny now. Not the Cardinals.
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