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Friday, June 21, 2013

Game 66: Phils drop game 2 at Minnesota (31-35)

The Phillies have now lost 5 games in a row, including their second straight 1-run loss to the Twins. This is partially because Manuel refuses to use Papelbon in any other inning except the ninth. The Phils blew the game in the 8th inning, allowing two runs while their best reliever was on the bench. It's illogical and borderline insane. Unless of course, Manuel is intentionally saving Papelbon's health for trade value, but I think Manuel is more likely to successfully diagram a sentence than to adopt that strategy.

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