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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Game 11: Roy Halladay goes the distance for the first time (8-3)

Not a whole lot to mention about last night's game. Roy Halladay was pretty good. He had 5 - 1,2,3 innings. I have no real complaints about leaving him in to pitch the ninth. I would have had someone like Ryan Madson up in case Halladay got into trouble (which he did), but the majority of the hitters due up in the 9th were switch hitters or lefties, and planning ahead I don't think I want to bring in J.C. Romero when there is already impending trouble. To me, Ryan Madson and Roy Halladay are basically a coin flip in that situation.

I don't really understand why Charlie was so adamant about sending Mayberry up to the plate in a crucial situation on Tuesday night vs. a RHP, but he doesn't let him start over Ibanez Wednesday vs. LHP John Lannan (Ibanez went 0-for-4 with 3 Ks). Just doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.

The Phillies attempt to win yet another series tonight as Cliff Lee goes against Jordan Zimmerman.

Let's go Flyers!


Henry Rowengartner said...


Of course it's not anywhere close to what it should be but it's a step in the right direction.

Henry Rowengartner said...

Also, everyone quoted in that article other than Ryan Franklin is a moron.

I don't know why people are incapable distinguishing mistakes made by people ACTUALLY PLAYING THE GAME and the umpires.

I bet they'll still yell at the umpires when the calls don't go their way though.