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Thursday, July 5, 2012
Manuel's starting pitcher went 8 innings, and his lineup put 9 runs on the board, so there's nothing material worth discussing for this one. With Cole Hamels on the mound against the second-place team in the division and a huge deficit in the standings to overcome, this is about as close as you can get to a must-win game on July 5. However, since RHP R.A. Dickey starts for the Mets, don't count on it.