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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
In the 8th inning, Chad Tracy was used to pinch hit with 2 outs. Charlie Manuel used Antonio Bastardo to pitch to the lefty. However, Davey Johnson burnt Tracy and used RHB Marrero to face the Bastardo. This move was fairly transparent, and I think it was a good choice by Manuel to choose a fresh Bastardo against Marrero rather than use a 92 pitch, albeit effective, Kendrick against Chad Tracy. Kendrick has stuggled in his career against LHH. Bastardo got Tracy out to end the inning.
Jayson Werth beat Papelbon in the 9th to tie the game and send it to extras.
Ian Desmond hit a grand slam in the 11th off of Michael Stutes.