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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Game 132: Phils win despite Kendrick (74-58)

Last night Charlie Manuel had a relatively quick hook with Kyle Kendrick, pulling him after only 5+ innings pitched with the score 6-4. I initially thought even that may have been too long, but with a 6-2 lead, Manuel did not need to micro-manage at that point.

It was a good time to start Brian Schneider, with the lefty Kershaw pitching today, and it paid off when Schneider hit a 3-run homer. The Phils never looked back.

JC Romero pitched against a couple righties in the 7th inning, but since the score was 8-4, it wasn't a bad risk by Manuel.

Overall, good job.

Today the Phils look for the series victory and a 5 game lead on St. Louis as Roy Oswalt faces LHP Clayton Kershaw.

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