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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Game 33: Olivo hits walk-off to even the series (20-13)

Despite the fact that Roy Halladay clearly wasn't performing his best today, he did keep the Phillies in the game for 6 1/3 innings. He allowed 12 base runners, but got out of some sticky situations with some help from the Rockies along the way.

I only have one minor complaint for Manuel today. I know it's going to be hard to believe, but I probably would have used J.C. Romero earlier than Manuel inserted him. Halladay wasn't pitching too well, and the Rockies hitters due up in the 7th were L,L,S,L, and L. People will probably insist that I'm using hindsight to make this statement, but I believe it could have gone either way, and if I'm ever going to use J.C. Romero it's only against lefties and preferably with the bases empty.

Durbin was called upon for the 9th, and subsequently the 10th innings, where he gave up a lead-off homer to Olivo. I can't really hold anything against Durbin. After all, his ERA is around 2 right now, and he's been pitching very well.

I sincerely hope Ruiz isn't seriously injured because losing his .472 OBP and defensive abilities would be devastating.

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