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Friday, May 20, 2011

Game 43: Yes, the Phillies want to lose (26-17)

As I posted last night, the Phillies organization should have canceled the game prior to first pitch once they realized Blanton would be unable to go.

There's not really much to mention from a managerial standpoint. Kyle Kendrick needed to pitch, and he did so as one would expect - poorly. 9 baserunners in three innings is excellent if you ask me. Baez was second in line to pitch terribly. Scott Mathieson, Michael Stutes, and J.C. Romero combined for the final 4 innings to close the door on the loss.

The Phillies compiled 6 hits and one walk last night. Over the last 6 games, the Phillies have scored only 10 runs. Pretty damned brutal.

The pen aside from Bastardo and Madson will most likely be torched for tonight's game. It could be okay as Roy Halladay is set to pitch, but the forecast says thunderstorms, so any delay could stress the bullpen even more. I wouldn't be surprised to see a AAA call up.

Tonight Roy Halladay is opposed by C.J. Wilson.

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