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Saturday, June 9, 2012
Using Bastardo for only 1 inning in a game that is almost certainly headed for extra innings is simply insulting to the 20,000+ Philadelphians who drove down to Baltimore today. However, it is good for me, because the mistake is so obvious that I can pull off this recap in under 300 words.
That said, if the second base umpire doesn't miss an obvious call that led to two early Orioles' runs (they only scored four in the first 9 innings), the Phillies win this game easily. Thanks a lot, Selig! I'll see you in Hell, even though I will try my hardest to not look at what you call your face.
Tomorrow the Phillies will find another way to blow an easily winnable series when Cliff Lee faces RHP Jason Hammel at 1:35 pm.