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Lieber and Pedro Duel

May 3, 2005, 10:00 AM EDT

Lieber and Pedro both pitched extremely well, but it was the bullpen for the Phil’s which cost them the game.  BS&S hit the nail on the head when discussing a move Manuel made to pinch hit for Lieber in the top of the 7th which pretty much backfired.  Terry Adams came in and did nothing but give the Mets a 3 run lead.  I turned it off as soon as Beltran hit a bomb to right.  He is on my fantasy team, and it figures he starts producing when I don’t want him to.

Jose Offerman is now batting a whopping .158 for the season.  In happier thoughts, Chase Utley continued to show he can be an everyday player.  Chase went 2-3 and scored the only run for the Phils on a heady base running move.  Now if only we could get him in the lineup everyday, my fantasy team would be happy.

Link: Balls, Sticks, & Stuff: Second-Guessing Manuel.

During the top of the seventh inning, the Phillies had a little rally going, managing to score their only run (due to some aggressive base-running by Chase Utley, who was on third-base, on a ball that was hit weakly to the third-baseman…Utley took off for home when the fielder threw to first-base).  However, with two outs and a runner on second, Charlie Manuel elected to pinch-hit for Jon Lieber in an attempt to break the 1-1 tie.  Jose Offerman, the pinch-hitter failed to drive the run in, and Terry Adams was brought in to face the Mets in the bottom of the inning.