After two games in Philadelphia, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies are tied at a game apiece. In the first game, Roy Halladay went eight innings, surrendering three earned runs on three hits while striking out eight, leading the Phillies to an 11-6 victory.
Game 2, however, was not as pleasant to watch for the fans in Philly. The Phillies' second stud pitcher, Cliff Lee, struggled, laboring through just six innings, throwing 110 pitches and allowing five runs via 12 hits and two walks.
For Games 3 and 4, the two teams head to St. Louis, where the Cardinals posted a regular-season record of 45-36. With three games left in the series, the Phillies find themselves in a position where they need to win two out of the next three.
However, the Phillies may find themselves struggling more to earn the two wins they need than most people would have expected when the series started.
Here are three reasons why...