“The stakes are a lot higher, but the game is actually the same,” Mayberry said. “I feel like for the most part that I have gotten in there often. I’ve gotten enough at-bats to stay sharp.”
Mayberry, who has essentially been platooning with Raul Ibanez for much of the season's second half, batted .306 against lefties in 2011. The Cardinals, of course, are pitching southpaw Jaime Garcia tonight. In all, Mayberry batted .273/.341/.513 in 104 games for the Phillies this season. Eight of his 15 homers came against left-handed pitchers.
John Finger at CSNPhilly has more on Mayberry and on Ryan Howard's previous success in St. Louis.