Step one was completed last night: winning the division. Good thing step two doesn’t start for another two weeks.
The Phils, who get a free pass for being hungover the night before, were shut out by the Cardinals, 5-0, on Sunday Night Baseball.
Cole Hamels was rocked for a pair of two-run homers, the first to Albert Pujols in the 1st inning and to Allen Craig in the 6th. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter pitched eight shut out innings and struck out five in the win.
WP: Carpenter (10-9). LP: Hamels (14-9).