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Over the course of the regular season, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers Chris Carpernter and Adam Wainright were the best tandem of starters in all of baseball.  The two combined to win 36 regular-season games this season, but in the postseason, they are now 0 for 2.

The Los Angeles Dodgers used a 9th inning error by Cardinals outfielder Matt Holiday (he failed to catch a fly ball that would have been the last out of the game.  The Cardinals were leading 2-1 at the time) to rally past St. Louis 3-2 on a single by journeyman infielder Mark Loretta (pictured).  The Dodgers now lead the best-of-five series 2-0, with the series shifting to St. Louis on Saturday.  No National League team has ever come back from a 2-0 deficit in a best-of-five series since the wild card was instituted in 1995 (Four American League teams have accomplished the feat.)  We’re not saying the Cardinals are finished, but if your sports fan is a Cardinals supporter, you may want to hold off on making any big plans for Saturday night.  He may not be fit for company.

Three hours later, just down the I-5 in Anaheim, the Los Angeles Angels flipped the script on the Boston Red Sox.  Angels starting pitcher John Lackey threw 7 1/3 dominant innings and outfielder Torii Hunter clobbered a three-run homer in the 5th inning to lead the Angels to a 5-0 victory to give Anaheim a 1-0 lead in the American League Division Series.  The Angels lost to the Red Sox in the first round of the playoffs in 2004, 2007, and 2008, so to say that confidence in the New England region was high going into this game would be an understatement (if you listened closely last night, you could hear 500,000 Massholes scream “What the f*ck was that?” in unison as the final out was registered.)  Game 2 is tonight, as is the second game of the Minnesota Twins-New York Yankees series.

Also, the Phillies lost to the Rockies 5-4.  Their series is tied at 1.  And that’s all we have to say about that.

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