Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals: Live Reaction from NLDS Game 1

Richard EllesContributor IIOctober 1, 2011

Roy Halladay is looking to silence Albert Pujols and the Cardinals in Game 1.
Roy Halladay is looking to silence Albert Pujols and the Cardinals in Game 1.Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

As the calendar flips to the start of October, so does the switch on what is sure to be an electric month in Major League Baseball.  The postseason always delivers enough magic to keep fans coming back in droves to witness the next great moment in baseball lore.

Tonight's NLDS Game 1 matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies promises to be no different and should be packed with energy from the very first pitch.

From the moment that Roy Halladay takes the rubber until the cleaning crew begins prepping Citizens Bank Park for Game 2, Bleacher Report will have you covered with an array of commentary, reactions and updates.  With fine pitching on the hill and two explosive offenses battling this evening in Philadelphia, you can expect a constant stream of action in the opener.

This crucial Game 1 will feature the reigning Cy Young winner Halladay squaring off against ex-Phillie Kyle Lohse, with the winner moving one game closer in this best-of-five sprint to the NLCS. Trying to replicate his no-hitter in Game 1 last season against Cincinnati, Doc will have to silence Albert Pujols, a rejuvenated Lance Berkman and Matt Holliday deep into the evening.

Keep it here and stay tuned in for discussion, questions and an interactive experience as two of the National League's best kick off a thrilling series!