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Friday, August 13, 2010

Game 114: Phils pick up huge win with absurd comeback (64-50)

Mr. Graham texted me when the Dodgers were leading 9-5 that the Phillies would win. He was correct.

I don't understand why Carlos Ruiz is still batting 7th; I guess in order to move up, he needs to be better?

Other than that, and Mike Sweeney batting ahead of Jayson Werth, I don't really have too many complaints for Charlie Manuel over last night's game. He didn't stick with Joe Blanton longer than necessary, but he did make a questionable decision to use Danys Baez in the top of the 9th when they were only trailing by 3 runs. The only other options were David Herndon, Ryan Madson, and Brad Lidge. Lidge isn't good, and Herndon is awful, so Madson would be the logical choice. However, Madson threw 21 pitches the night before, so perhaps he was unavailable. Still, Baez allowed two hard-hit balls in the inning out of three batters (one a hit, the other a double play right at the SS). Manuel probably should have used Madson in that inning.

Huge comeback for the Phils. Had they lost, they would be 3 back in the NL East and 2 behind Pat Burrell.

Tonight they travel to the New York Mets as Cole Hamels faces RHP R.A. Dickey at 7:10 pm.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't get it either. 610 was talking about how Carlos should stay at 7th, even with all the injuries. I can't see how anyone can argue that he should not be moved up in the line up. I've always thought he was underrated, hopefully Manuel will start to see that he needs to be moved up, prob not though.