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SLM Daily: Cardinals tripped up by chance, Ben Francisco in Game 3

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"The postseason is the baseball season in miniature—without months of shaping and reshaping stories flash in and out like they do in football, where Cadillac Williams can be the next great NFL running back one week and vanished the next. After Game 1 the Phillies' rotation was just too good, and the Cardinals just too overmatched; after Game 2 the Cardinals were to have begun reminding everyone that they led the National League in runs scored and won 90 games while they were at it. Game 3 began as a pitcher's duel and ended up Cole Hamels outpitching Jaime Garcia, but it could have been any number of things in between" SLM Daily lets me write even more about the Cardinals than usual. Here's a Game 3 recap, just in time for Game 4.

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