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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
As for the game itself, Manuel didn't have a chance to screw anything up. However, he used Antonio Bastardo for the first time in 11 days. I obviously have no idea if he was injured (the lack of a retroactive DL stint seems to eliminate that possibility), but if not, then it seems pretty outrageous for one of the bullpen's best (albeit underachieving) arms to go unused for so long.