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Friday, June 21, 2013

Game 62: Biggest inning of the season? Let's use Jeremy Horst (31-31)

Manuel, shockingly, continues to not use his best reliever in a tie game in the 9th inning, and the Phillies lose another game because of it. It would be infuriating, but with the Phillies deep outside the playoff picture, it's just pathetic. Phillies lose, 5-4, with Jeremy Horst pitching to 4 batters in the 9th inning of a tie game and recording only one out. Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez, two men who absolutely destroy left-handed pitchers, got the final 2 hits of the game for the walk-off winner. It's unreal that there is a human who thinks this is the optimal way to win the game, but it's hallucinatory that such a human also manages the Phillies.

1 comment:

Robby Bonfire said...

Why would it be "politically incorrect" to fire this man?" Answer: "Because it might hurt his feelings and his bag, err, bank account."