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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Game 129: Phils secure series win vs. Pads (72-57)

You don't always need to get hits to score runs. The Phillies got 4 walks and a hit batsman today. 3 of the walks and the HBP were recorded by starter Jon Garland. The Phils didn't exercise a great deal of patience, but it was enough for the win as Joe Blanton pitched solidly again.

Contreras, Madson, and Lidge combined for 3 scoreless innings.

Nothing really of note today for Manuel. I might have considered using J.C. Romero to start the 9th with Adrian Gonzalez due up, but I might rather have Lidge come into the game with no one on base. Should JCR walk Gonzalez (very, very likely), Lidge would have to come in with the tying run at the plate. Again, I feel like it's a toss up since Adrian Gonzalez was leading off down by 2.

Tomorrow, the Phillies go for the sweep when Cole Hamels faces LHP Clayton Richard.

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