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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I don't have any complaints for Manuel last night; Blanton's final batter faced was Scott Hairston, who launched a 2-run homer to triple the Mets' lead to 6-3 (the final score). Blanton's ERA is now over 5.00, but he's actually posting the best SO/BB ratio of his career this season. He should return to normal, due not only to his SO/BB, but also since his HR/FB ratio (which varies widely in small samples) is significantly higher than his career rate. Emphasis, however, on the word "should".
Tonight the Phils look to take 2 of 3 from the Mets before tomorrow's off day. Cliff Lee faces RHP Dillon Gee at 7:10 pm.