Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 8/10/12
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On October 7, 2011 the Philadelphia Phillies played in what could be their final "golden era" game. Best friends Chris Carpenter and Roy Halladay squared off in an epic Game 5 of the NLDS in an effort to push their teams to the next stage of the postseason. Carpenter was able to fend off Halladay and the Phillies, tossing a 1-0 shutout to complete the series win over the Phils en route to their World Series title.  Since that night, the night where the Phillies hopes and dreams of capturing another title, they have traded away two All-Star outfielders, sit 18 1/2 games out of first place in the NL East and look like it would take a miracle to fix. The only good thing to really come out of this season is signing Cole Hamels. Tonight Roy Halladay (5-6, 4.02 ERA) will open up this three-game set against the Cardinals, taking on the pitcher he defeated in Game 1 of the NLDS, Kyle Lohse (12-2, 2.79 ERA). In Halladay's last start, a winning effort against the D-backs on Saturday, he to...
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