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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Game 48: Perfection (28-20)

Personally, I think that Manuel stuck with Halladay too long tonight, but what do I know.

There really hasn't been a whole lot to critique about the manager recently with the team not scoring any runs. As a result of the scoring drought, Charlie really hasn't had to make many tough decisions. I don't really like the decision to bat Wilson Valdez second because as I've stated before, many statistical-minded baseball people think that the 2nd and 4th holes in the lineup are the most crucial (as stated in The Book). I know the lineup isn't ideal right now with the injuries to Rollins and Polanco, but still, don't just throw a replacement player in the starter's spot especially when things haven't been going well.

Hats off to Mr. Halladay on dicing the Marlins all night.

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