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Friday, June 21, 2013

Game 63: Phillies lose with questionable lineup (31-32)

The Phillies lost their second-straight one-run game in Milwaukee, losing 4-3 partially because of Manuel's awful lineup. There is no rational explanation for batting Delmon Young 4th, ahead of both Domonic Brown and John Mayberry. Young batted with 2 outs and 1 on in the bottom of the first and did nothing. Brown led off the next inning with a home run. Obviously one can't assume Brown would homer had he batted in Young's spot, but he's certainly more likely to homer than Young. This potentially costs the Phillies a run, and the Phillies ended up losing by one run. Nice job, Charles.

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