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Friday, June 21, 2013

Game 65: Phils drop opener at Minnesota (31-34)

The Phillies lost this game in the 8th inning, with Antonio Bastardo giving up a hit to Justin Morneau to allow Mike Adams's run for the 3-2 Twins' victory. I didn't have a problem with Manuel's decisions in the 8th inning, but Manuel continues to bat Ben Revere's terrible OBP at the top of the lineup (this time second) and Brown 5th. Switching Brown and Revere would put a right-hander (Rollins) between lefties Brown and Howard. However, this is too complex for Manuel, and the Phillies managed only two runs in the loss

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