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Carlos Ruiz and the Phillies take on Yadier Molina and the Cardinals for the first time since the 2011 NLDS. The Phillies clinched the NL East last September against the Cardinals. (Phillies Network/Kevin Durso)
We probably don’t really want to remember the last time the Phillies and Cardinals shared the same field. It didn’t end well.
But 2012 is a new season, and with that comes the first meeting between the two 2011 NLDS foes.
Both teams are in the midst of struggles. Both teams are battling injuries. But the Phillies are still a last-place team. The Cardinals are leading the NL Central.
Out of the Cardinals lineup are Lance Berkman, Allen Craig, Jon Jay and Game 5 hero Chris Carpenter.
The Cardinals are certainly a different team than they were last season. Those injuries are one reason. Also gone are Albert Pujols and Tony La Russa, the slugger and manager behind the defending World Champs. Instead, Mike Matheny is in his first season as Cardinals manager, and the Cardinals ha...
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