No. 7 Phillies: 24th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Tigers.
Last memory of the 2011 Phillies?
That's easy. It's Ryan Howard hitting a grounder to Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto, heading disgustedly toward first base and then collapsing halfway down the first-base line as the Cardinals mobbed Chris Carpenter to celebrate the 1-0 victory that finished off a National League Division Series upset.
In clubhouse parlance, a sniper got him.
That's what players say when someone trips or collapses in mid-stride, seemingly without cause. There was a reason for this, however, and it was a ruptured Achilles tendon.