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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Game 54: Phils drop game to Marlins (28-26)

Despite tacking on one run in each of the first 3 innings, the Phillies fell to the Marlins on Saturday afternoon.  Cole Hamels gave up two home runs to Hanley Ramirez, which erased the Phillies runs, and led to the eventual loss.

There's really not much to mention about the the managerial decisions aside from the fact that Manuel tried to utilize platoon matchups more than he usually does with a 2-run deficit.  Chad Qualls was brought in to finish the 7th against Omar Infante.  Schwimer was used to face Ramirez and Stanton, which he did successfully, and then Raul Valdes was brought in to face LoMo with no one on base and 2 outs.  That makes it two consecutive  days where Manuel's bullpen management resembles something requiring thought.  I like it.


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