The game was full of mistakes.1. Why not bunt Rollins in the 8th when Werth was the go-ahead run on 2nd with no outs?2. Francisco was the right move to start the game, but why not pinch-hit Ibanez for him in the 8th against Romo the tough righty?3. Why have Oswalt throw a bullpen/side session earlier in the day, ice his arm, then bring him into pitch the 9th when other relievers were available?4. Why pull Blanton after only 63 pitches? That's leaving way too many outs up to the bullpen to get, which they couldn't effectively.5. Why not Lidge in the 9th? If he can only go 1 inning then go to Kendrick, Baez, or Oswalt in the 10 and thereafter if necessary.6. Still don't understand sending Ruiz. Ran themselves into an out and out of a run.Bad managing, bad execution.Tonight's prediction- 4-1 loss. Doc goes 7 innings of 2 run ball, and Madson gives up 2 in the 8th. Lincecum goes 8 ip of 1-run ball while Wilson locks down the NL pennant in the 9th.Phillies- season over.
Agreed, agreed, agreed, agreed....Except, I think they win tonight and just prolong the agony.
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