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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Game 106: Phillies win series in Lee's home debut (61-45)

Cliff Lee pitched extremely well again. The Phillies beat the Rockies today 3-1. Not very much to talked about from the managerial standpoint today. I never really support the 3 consecutive lefties except when the opposition has 0 or 1 LH reliever. It's just a poor strategy when one takes into account Werth's OBP is better than Ibanez's and Howard's.

One complaint today is allowing Lee to swing away with 2 strikes and Paul Bako on first base. He should have continued trying to bunt him over. Oh well. Rollins had a good offensive day today going 3 for 4 with a 1B, 2B, and a 3B. The game was perfectly set up to go to Madson in the 8th and Lidge in the 9th. It went quite smoothly, and now the Phillies go into this weekend up 7 games on the Marlins.

Tomorrow Joe Blanton takes on Ricky Nolasco. Saturday, Hamels goes against Sean West. Sunday, Moyer (hopefully his final start) tries to outpitch the Marlins ace Josh Johnson.

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